Chris Bertinshaw

With the backing of 25 years as Chief Executive Officer of five very different organisations, Chris Bertinshaw has been consulting with a range of public and private companies providing advice on corporate governance and effective management.

Chris is the Chairman of Relationships Australia NSW Limited which is an organisation that seeks to build healthy relationships and resilience in families through a range of activities including whole of family therapy, counselling, children’s groups and contact centres, and much more.

Chris was the General Manager of Parramatta Mission, a leading UCA parish mission in Western Sydney. Parramatta Mission provided support for 500 people daily and accommodated 300 each night. Through UnitingCare Mental Health and Lifeline Western Sydney they provided acclaimed mental health services. Turnover increased from $6 million per annum to over $20 million in four and a half years.

He was the Managing Director of Dtecht Pty Ltd, an award winning fraud risk management company which developed high speed processing technology to identify potentially fraudulent health claims prior to payment for public and private payers of health transactions. Its software is now embedded in most private health fund information technology systems.

Before moving to Dtecht he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank Health Society (CBHS) for eight years. During this time, CBHS more than doubled contribution income to $120 million. It was widely recognized as the most efficiently run health fund in Australia and regularly won the Choice “Best Health Fund’ award.

Prior to CBHS, Chris worked in various roles, both pastoral and administrative, in the Anglican Church of Australia and, for a time, was a licensed securities dealer with Hillross Pty Ltd, a division of AMP Ltd.

Chris has a contemporary Masters in E-Commerce degree from the University of New England to complement his Bachelor of Business/marketing degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. He holds a Diploma in Theology from the Australian College of Theology and, having gained a Company Directors’ Diploma, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Chris facilitates the AICD director education programs in Australia and Fiji specialising in corporate governance, finance and strategy and risk.

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