Communities to bank on Brad
BRAD Drust is the new boss of the Elmore/Lockington/Rochester Community Bank branches.
The Elmore resident accepted the position as chair of Lockmore Financial Services, which operate the branches, at a recent annual general meeting in Lockington.
Mr Drust is the chief executive of North Central Catchment Management Authority, a state government body which works with the community to enhance the integrity of the rich natural resources in north central Victoria.
He said he was excited about his past directors who retired at the recent meeting.
Kate Taylor, who had been chair for the previous two years whilst on the board for six years and Amanda Logie, who served for three years.
Mr Drust said there were no better local role models than Kate and Amanda.
‘‘Their local knowledge, community spirit and business sense has helped the Community Bank company to grow to where it is today,’’ he said.
‘‘Both Kate and Amanda were instrumental on the steering committee who opened the Rochester branch back in 2011.’’