Small Business Finance Advisory Panel

The Small Business Finance Advisory Panel was established by the Reserve Bank in 1993 and meets annually to discuss issues relating to the provision of finance, as well as the broader economic environment for small businesses. To gain a variety of perspectives, panellists are selected from a range of industries and locations across Australia and serve on the Panel for three years.

The Panel provides the Bank with valuable information on the financial and economic conditions faced by small businesses throughout Australia. In addition to the Panel, the Bank meets with, and obtains relevant information from, a number of small businesses and small business groups through its liaison program.

Members of the 2023 Panel
Panellist Business Name State
Ms Lisa CarterClear InsuranceQLD
Ms Cara CooperCalyxNSW
Mr Shannon HautotHungryHungryVIC
Mr Kieran HynesWillyama ServicesACT
Mr Ken MahlabCharlie’s Fine Food Co.VIC
Mr Nick SertisSignifi MediaWA
Mr Hussein SheethSheeth ConstructionNSW
Ms Amy Van DykAdvance Behavioural TrainingSA
Ms Maria XyniasLadies Running ErrandsNSW


The appointment of panellists to the Reserve Bank's Small Business Finance Advisory Panel does not constitute an endorsement by the Reserve Bank of Australia of, and the Reserve Bank of Australia accepts no liability in connection with, any products or services provided by that person or any organisation with which they are associated from time to time.