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Our directors

The Board of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank sets the vision, strategic direction, values and purpose of our organisation. Together, these have helped form our Bank’s unique corporate culture, inspired its continued evolution over more than 160 years, and acted as a guide for its development.

Our nine person Board is also responsible for overseeing governance of the Bank and delivering accountable corporate performance for shareholders in accordance with the Bank’s goals and strategic objectives.

David Foster
David Foster
Chair and Independent Director

David joined the Board in September 2019 and was appointed Chair of the Board on 24 October 2023.

David is an experienced and highly skilled Chair and non-executive director, with a diverse portfolio of directorships and advisory roles across a range of listed and government organisations.

David’s executive career - primarily in financial services - has spanned more than 25 years, most recently as CEO of Suncorp Bank from 2008 to 2013. He also held a number of senior roles with Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney and Queensland across a 14-year period.

David brings an extensive array of skills including strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operational leadership, finance and risk management, product management and marketing, and change management.

David is a member of the Financial Risk Committee and People, Culture & Transformation Committee.

Other director and memberships:
Director of G8 Education Limited
Chair of Youi Holdings Group
Chair of Star Entertainment Group Limited

Marnie Baker
Marnie Baker
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
BBus, ASA, MAICD and SFFin

Marnie was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer commencing July 2018.

Marnie has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, across Banking, Trustee and Custodial Services, Financial Planning, Insurance and Funds Management.

Marnie has been with the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group since 1989, and an Executive of the Bank since 2000. Her most recent positions include Chief Customer Officer which had responsibility for all the customer facing and direct customer support businesses across the Group, Executive Corporate Resources with responsibility for human resources, information technology, legal, assurance, property & security, procurement and corporate services, as well as previous positions of Chief Information Officer, Group Treasurer and Chief Executive Officer Sandhurst Trustees.

Marnie brings to the Board a strong understanding and connection to regional Australia as well as an extensive array of skills, knowledge and experience from over 30 years in financial services, two thirds of which has been in Executive positions. Marnie is not a member of any Board Committees.

Other director and memberships:
Deputy Chair of the Australian Banking Association
Member of Business Council of Australia
Member of Mastercard (Asia Pacific) Advisory Board
Member of La Trobe University’s Bendigo Regional Advisory Board

David Matthews
David Matthews
Independent Director

David joined the Board in March 2010.

David chaired the first Community Bank company in Australia, which began in Rupanyup and Minyip in Victoria. He retains a keen interest in the sustainability of the Community Bank network, and its value and importance to hundreds of communities across Australia. David also brings to the Board, a sound understanding of the importance and resilience of the Australian agricultural sector – both to the economy and to our future - and continues to operate a farm and an agricultural import/export business based in the Wimmera region of Victoria. David continues to maintain a close involvement in several agricultural industry bodies.

David brings to the Board an extensive array of skills including broad experience in agribusiness from production to international trade, deep community connections and an understanding of the critical role the ‘human’ piece plays in business success.

David is a member of the Audit Committee and the People, Culture & Transformation Committee. He is also a member of the Community Bank National Council and Chair of the Agribusiness Advisory Committee.

Other director and memberships:
Director of Farm Trade Australia Pty Limited
Former Director Australian Grain Technologies Pty Limited

Vicki Carter
Vicki Carter
Independent Director
BA (Social Sciences), Dip Mgt, Certificate in Executive Coaching, GAICD

Vicki joined the Board in September 2018.

Vicki has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and telecommunications sectors with executive roles in distribution, strategy and operations, human resources and transformation. Her extensive skills in large scale people leadership, product and sales management, transformation delivery and risk management have been, and continue to be, valuable and contemporary contributions to the Board and the Bank.

Vick’s former roles include Executive Director, Transformation Delivery at Telstra, and prior to that, held a number of executive roles at NAB including Executive General Manager - Retail Bank, Executive General Manager - Business Operations and General Manager - People and Culture, as well as senior leadership roles at MLC, ING and Prudential Assurance Co Ltd.

Vicki is Chair of the People, Culture & Transformation Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.

Other director and memberships:
Director of ASX Limited
Director of IPH Limited
Director of Sandhurst Trustees Limited
Non-Executive Director of IPH Limited, appointed October 2022

Richard Deutsch
Richard Deutsch
Independent Director

Richard joined the Board in September 2021.

Richard brings extensive experience delivering complex audit and advisory services to Australia’s leading public, private, government and not-for-profit organisations having most recently served as CEO of Deloitte Australia.

At Deloitte Australia, Richard was the Managing Partner of the Audit & Advisory Practice and a member of the Global Audit & Advisory Leadership Team. Richard’s career also includes more than 25 years working with PwC, including nine years on PwC’s Australian executive.

Richard is passionate about supporting organisations that have a positive impact in the community. He is a former Chairman of OzHarvest and a former Director of Adara Group, a charitable organisation focusing on international development in emerging economies.

His former directorships also include serving as President and Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (now Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) and Director of SCEGGS Darlinghurst. Richard has also been a member of the Male Champions of Change, Australian Climate Leaders Coalition and the Business Council of Australia.

Richard is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Financial Risk Committee.

Victoria Weekes
Victoria Weekes
Independent Director

Victoria joined the Board in February 2022.

Victoria brings with her over 35 years of experience in financial services and has led several large organisations through complex operating environments and periods of significant change. Victoria has held executive roles with major Australian listed companies and multi-nationals including Westpac, Citi, Allens and Jarden Morgan (now CS First Boston). Victoria is the former chair of NSW Treasury Audit and Risk Committee.

An accomplished non-executive director and chair with experience across a range of business sectors in the public, private, government and not-for-profit organisations, Victoria has deep expertise in risk management, regulation, and compliance at both executive and board level.

Victoria is a Senior Fellow and past president of professional standards body FINSIA, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Chartered Banker and was previously the chair of the Australian Gender Equality Council.

Victoria is chair of the Risk Committee and member of the Financial Risk Committee.

Other director and memberships:
Alcidion Group Limited
Member of State Library of NSW

Alistair Muir

Independent Director
Dip. Comp Sci, BSC (Hons), MAICD

Alistair joined the Board in September 2022.

Alistair is an experienced digital executive and entrepreneur with almost 20 years experience working at the forefront of finance and technology. He is currently the Managing Director of advisory business Vanteum and has advised a number of banks, insurers and fintech businesses on Open Banking and the Consumer Data Right (CDR) as well as advising the governments of three countries on fintech and digital innovation.

Alistair brings valuable perspectives on digital strategy, transformation and innovation, given he has worked with a broad range of ASX50 and Fortune 500 companies to successfully launch new digital products and ventures. This includes launching what is now Apple Music in Australia through to supporting the creation of more than 30 new companies from emerging technology in conjunction with the Commonwealth Scientific an Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and other publicly funded research institutes.

Alistair is a director of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited and was previously a director of Humm Group. He holds a first-class honours degree in computer science and postgraduate qualifications from both Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

(Patricia) Margaret Payn

Independent Director
B.A (Honors) French and Pure Mathematics, ICAEW Fellow (FCA)

Margaret lives on the land of the Kaurna people.

Margaret joined the Board on 14 September 2023 and is Chair of the Financial Risk Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.

Margaret’s career has been mainly in finance, risk and operational roles across financial services including retail banking, institutional banking and wealth management. She also has significant non-executive experience covering publicly listed companies, subsidiaries of large, listed companies and responsible entities for investment schemes and trusts for both public and private markets. She has extensive global experience, having worked in Australia, Asia and the UK.

Margaret’s most recent executive position was AMP Capital’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer; she has held roles as Group Managing Director of Strategy and Marketing at ANZ Banking Group and senior finance roles across ANZ, Westpac and Citigroup Australia.

Prior to that, Margaret held senior finance and operational roles at Schroders plc in Asia, London and Australia. She was also the Group Risk director during her time in London.

Other director and memberships (including directorships of other listed companies for the previous three years):

  • Director of Albion Technology & General VCT plc
  • Director of JP Morgan Mid Cap Investment Trust plc

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