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Ray O’Brien
Age 55

Ray is currently General Manager – Distribution at Beyond Bank Australia Limited, responsible for all Beyond Bank delivery channels, integration of back office member support services and business development. Beyond Bank is one of the largest mutually owned financial institutions in Australia.  Prior to that he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Valley based Companion Credit Union from 1996 to 2010.

Ray has more than 20 years experience in the banking and finance sector and has held senior accounting positions in the mining and manufacturing sectors.  He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA) and a Fellow of the Australasian Mutuals Institute (FAMI).

Ray and his wife Annmaree have been involved with PMRC since 1999 as facilitators and mentors with the Smart Loving programs formerly known as Celebrate Love and Embrace.


Byron Antony Pirola
Age 55

Byron is a Director of the leading Australian strategy advisory firm, Port Jackson Partners Limited, where he has been a Partner since its foundation in 1991.  He started his consulting career with McKinsey and Company in 1986 where he served clients in Sydney, New York and London. Byron is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Po Valley Energy Limited and LSE listed W Resources PLC.  He is a director of a number of private companies.

Byron is Chairman of the registered charity PMRC (Australia) Inc. and a Director of the not-for-profit LivingWell Media Pty Ltd.  He led the establishment of the PMRC Relationship Education Foundation in 2009.

Byron is a member of the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council, an advisory body to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and served as President of the Australian Council of Natural Family Planning for 8 years.

Byron is married to Francine and has five children.  He holds a PhD (Biochemistry) from the Commonwealth Centre for Gene Technology, Adelaide University and a BSc (1st Class Honors) from the University of NSW.

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Bradley John Prentice
Age 55

Brad is a board Member of Southern Cross Care WA a not for profit Aged and Community Care provider and Chairman of the KSC Charitable Foundation Inc. Brad is a part time lecturer and tutor at the University of Western Australia Law School.

Brad is married to Mary and has five children. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and Master of Laws from the University of Western Australia. Brad is a Chartered Tax Adviser.