Corporate Governance - Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
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Corporate Governance

Our Directors


Robert Johanson - Chairman - Bendigo and Adelaide BankRobert Johanson
Chairman
Independent Director

BA, LLM (Melb), MBA (Harvard)

Director for 26 years and appointed Chairman in 2006.

Robert has significant experience in banking and financial services and expertise in corporate strategy, capital and risk management and mergers and acquisitions. He has over 30 years experience in providing corporate advice on capital market transactions to a wide range of public and private companies.

Robert is a director of Grant Samuel Group Pty Ltd (and subsidiaries) and a director of the Robert Salzer Foundation. Robert is also Deputy Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and Chairman, Australia India Institute.


Special responsibilities

Governance and HR Committee
Technology and Change Committee


Group and joint venture company directorships

Rural Bank Ltd
Homesafe Solutions Pty Ltd


Mike Hirst - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer - Bendigo and Adelaide BankMike Hirst
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

B.Com (Melb), SFin

Mike joined the group in 2001 and was appointed managing director in 2009. Mike is a career banker with extensive experience in banking, treasury, funds management and financial markets.

Mike is a member of the Australian Government's Financial Sector Advisory Council and the Business Council of Australia and the Deputy Chairman of the Australian Bankers' Association.


Special responsibilities

Mike has a standing invitation to attend Board Committee meetings.


Group directorships

Rural Bank Ltd


Jim Hazel - Independent Director - Bendigo and Adelaide BankJim Hazel
Independent Director

B.Ec, FFin, SFFin

Appointed to the Board in 2010.

Jim is a prominent South Australian businessman with significant banking experience and knowledge of the regional banking industry.

Jim chairs Ingenia Communities Group Limited. He also serves on the boards of Impedimed Limited, Motor Accident Commission, Coopers Brewery Limited and Centrex Metals Limited.

During the 1990’s Jim was Chief General Manager of Adelaide Bank.


Special Responsibilities

Chair Risk Committee
Credit Committee
Technology and Change Committee

Group directorships

Rural Bank Limited


Jacqueline Hey - Independent Director - Bendigo and Adelaide BankJacqueline Hey
Independent Director

B.Com (Melb); Graduate Cert. in Management (SCU)

Appointed to the Board in 2011.

Jacquie has experience in telecommunications, marketing and sales, including as CEO of Ericsson in the UK and in Australia. She worked with Ericsson for more than 20 years in finance, marketing, sales and leadership roles in Australia, Sweden, the UK and the Middle East.

Jacquie is a director of Qantas Airways, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), Cricket Australia, Melbourne Business School, Australian Foundation Investment Company and Honorary Consul of Sweden for Victoria.


Special responsibilities

Chair Technology and Change Committee
Governance and HR Committee


Jacqueline Hey - Independent Director - Bendigo and Adelaide BankRobert Hubbard
Independent Director

BA (Hons) Accy, FCA, MAICD

Appointed to the Board in 2013.

Robert has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting, corporate finance, assurance and audit as a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Brisbane.

Robert is a director of Primary Health Care Limited, Orocobre Limited and Central Petroleum Limited and has had vast experience with several community based organisations, including President of the Multiple Sclerosis Australia, Director of Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, Director of UQ Health Care, Chairman of Opera Queensland and a member of the Council of the University of the Sunshine Coast.


Special responsibilities

Chair Audit Committee
Risk Committee


David Matthews - Independent Director - Bendigo and Adelaide BankDavid Matthews
Independent Director

Dip BIT, GAICD

Appointed to the Board in 2010.

David has experience in small business and agri-business and is involved in a number of agricultural industry bodies including as a director of Pulse Australia.

David chaired the first Community Bank® company in Rupanyup and Minyip and has served on that board since 1998. David has a strong connection to regional communities.

David is currently a member of the Community Bank® Strategic Advisory Board and a director of Rural Bank Ltd.


Special Responsibilities

Credit Committee
Audit Committee

Group directorships

Rural Bank Limited


Deborah Radford - Independent Director - Bendigo and Adelaide BankDeborah Radford
Independent Director

B.Ec, Grad Dip Finance & Investment

Appointed to the Board in 2006.

Deb is an economics graduate with experience in both the public and private sector. Deb has 20 years experience in the banking industry with both international and local banks.

Following seven years with the Victorian State Treasury, Deb ran her own consulting business between 2001 and 2007 advising the government on commercial transactions.

Deb is a director of SMS Management & Technology Ltd and a council member of La Trobe University.


Special responsibilities

Chair Credit Committee
Technology and Change Committee
Governance and HR Committee


Tony Robinson - Independent Director - Bendigo and Adelaide BankTony Robinson
Independent Director

B.Com (Melb), ASA, MBA (Melb)

Appointed to the Board in 2006.

Tony has significant experience in wealth management and insurance, including as CEO of Centre Point Alliance, IOOF and OAMPS.

Tony’s other previous management positions include joint managing director of Falkiners Stockbroking