Monday, April 16th, 2012 - Good Shepherd Microfinance
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Good Shepherd Microfinance today announced that it had appointed Adam Mooney as inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s largest microfinance scheme.

Dr Rhonda Cumberland, Chief Executive Officer of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, said that Mr Mooney’s background in microfinance, banking and social justice would help take the organisation to a new level.

Mr Mooney comes to Good Shepherd Microfinance from Reconciliation Australia (RA) where he performed several roles, including acting CEO and Director of Business Development. His primary position at RA for over three years was Director of Reconciliation Action Plans, RA's primary program.

He was with the ANZ Banking Group from 1996 to 2008, where he held senior positions including CFO of ANZ's biggest business unit and from 2005 - 2008 he was head of Community Development Finance.

‘In addition to Mr Mooney’s commercial background he has pursued a strong interest in international development and microfinance,’ said Dr Cumberland.

He is a director of Foresters Community Finance in Australia, past co-chair of the Indigenous Financial Services Network. From 2003 to 2005 he worked with the development agency Concern Cambodia and helped establish what is now Cambodia's largest financially sustainable microfinance institution. He has a Masters in International Development, a Masters in Applied Finance and is an Australian CPA.

Good Shepherd Microfinance is a national community organisation working to help Australians on low income battle poverty and hardship through the innovative delivery of microfinance solutions.

Established over 30 years ago by the Sister of Good Shepherd, it has a well-respected history of advocacy, delivery and coordination of microfinance across Australia makes us a trusted partner of governments, businesses, researchers and local communities.

Its collaboration with more than 220 accredited community organisations has assisted more than 30,000 Australians excluded from mainstream banking access loans and savings. Its programs enjoy a borrower default rate of less than five percent.

To facilitate and further build this leadership role, Good Shepherd Microfinance was established as a new independent agency in 2011.

Media inquiries: Penny Underwood, MediaWise on (03) 9818 8540.

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Good Shepherd Microfinance is a national community organisation working to help Australians on low income battle poverty and hardship through the innovative delivery of microfinance solutions.

Established over 30 years ago by the Sister of Good Shepherd, it has a well-respected history of advocacy, delivery and coordination of microfinance across Australia makes us a trusted partner of governments, businesses, researchers and local communities.

Its collaboration with more than 220 accredited community organisations has assisted more than 30,000 Australians excluded from mainstream banking access loans and savings. Its programs enjoy a borrower default rate of less than five percent.

To facilitate and further build this leadership role, Good Shepherd Microfinance was established as a new independent agency in 2011.
Penny Underwood
P: 03 9818 8540
W: www.goodshepherdmicrofinance.org.au

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