Title: Chief financial officer
Business: Insurance and commercial businesses
Total employees: 904 (group)
Reporting directly: 6
Geoffrey Mather started at RAC as a trainee accountant and was promoted in 1998 to the position of group company secretary.
In 2003, he became the group’s chief financial officer.
His most significant business achievement is to have structured RAC group’s financial and gov-ern-ance strategies for the past five years. He also assumed respon-sibility for the development of a plan to improve performance of the group’s accounting department.
His plan restored the financial control environment to a satisfactory level.
Mr Mather also developed a range of internal documents dealing with RAC’s financial perspective, and established a risk and compliance business unit.
• To operate according to a high set of principles built around the values of honesty, integrity, accountability and always acting ethically.
• To have a quest for knowledge, particularly for knowledge and understanding of the businesses within which you have a level of responsibility.
Mr Mather holds a bachelor in business with a double major in accounting and finance, and a graduate diploma in finance and investment.
He is a member of the RAC executive committee, one of the largest member-based organisations in WA.
“I believe that you should be authentic in all business dealings and that you should ensure that you have a line of sight on your medium and long-term personal and business objectives.”