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New Appointments to Churchill Club Committee

The Churchill Club is pleased to announce changes to the Committee following last week’s Committee Meeting.

The Committee moved to co-opt in Peter Bauld as a new member to ensure the Committee size was maintained with Brendan Lewis stepping down.

Peter is a Director at Deloitte Australia. He’s responsible for delivering the new Deloitte Digital offering across APAC, UK and US managing senior teams, formulating strategy and growth plans to provide clients end-to-end integrated and scalable solutions.

His previous experience includes founding Our Boys & Girls, Slide Productions and Dominion Cooperative all of which he grew from humble beginnings and personal investment to multimillion dollar operations employing over 1,500 staff and contractors here in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Of his appointment, Peter said, “It’s a true honour to be asked to join the Churchill Club committee where I can have the opportunity to help industry understand and implement emerging technology. An already extremely talented team, I hope I can bring my expertise to further strengthen the group through my background and current role as a Director at Deloitte Digital focusing on Emerging Technology across the APAC region.” 

“We are excited to welcome Peter into the Committee,” said CEO, Bec Kempster. “Peter has extensive experience in running multiple, multimillion dollar businesses, both here and overseas, including in events. His work at Deloitte places him at the cutting edge of emerging technologies, and the opportunities and challenges these technologies present to industry. This is very much aligned with our purpose at the Churchill Club. I look forward to the value Peter will bring as we work this year on increasing our offer to help Victorian businesses reduce friction when implementing emerging technologies.”

Co-founder and Treasurer, Brendan Lewis, also tended his resignation at the meeting. 

Brendan, a Melbourne based technologist and entrepreneur, co-founded the Churchill Club in Australia in 2005 and chaired the club for its first ten years. He departs his role with the committee to focus his energies on growing AI company, Real Thing Entertainment into North America & Europe (requiring a relocation to the USA). 

"It has been great to see Bec and the team take the Churchill Club in new directions whilst remaining true to our founding principles of emerging technology, practical entrepreneurship and innovative thinking”, said Brendan Lewis. “I can leave Australia knowing the Club is in safe hands and Peter Bauld will be a real asset."

During the meeting, Peter Nolle was appointed as the new Treasurer. As Director of a specialised consulting firm, Treadstone, Peter has extensive business and financial management experience. This has been gained from a career spanning over 17 years in engineering, finance and information technology industries, working both in the UK and, more recently, Australia.

Chair, Susan Keyes-Pearce said the following of the changes to the Committee, “I’m delighted that Peter Bauld is coming onto the Committee and I know he’ll bring so much to our key reasons for being The Churchill Club. In saying that, we will miss Brendan’s insightful, experienced and always lively input as a Founder, a Committee Member and Treasurer and wish him much success and enjoyment ahead in his new work and life overseas.  I also appreciate very much that current Committee Member, Peter Nolle is stepping into the Treasurer role.”