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The Board of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited 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 165 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.

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

Vicki lives on the land of the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation and was appointed Interim Chair in April 2024 and Chair in May 2024.

Vicki joined the Board in September 2018. Vicki is also Chair of the Board People, Culture & Transformation Committee and a member of the Board Risk Committee.

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.

Vicki’s former roles include Executive Director, Transformation Delivery at Telstra, and prior to that, she held several 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.

Other director and memberships:

  • Director of ASX Limited (ASX listed Feb 2023 to present)
  • Director of IPH Limited (ASX listed Feb 2023 to present)
  • Director of Sandhurst Trustees Limited
Marnie Baker
Marnie Baker
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Non-Independent
BBus, ASA, MAICD and SFFin

Marnie Baker lives on the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.

Marnie was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in 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 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:

  • Director of Regional Institute Australia
  • Deputy Chair of the Australian Banking Association
  • Member of Business Council of Australia

David Matthews
David Matthews
Independent Director

David lives on the land of the Wotjobaluk people of the Kulin Nation.

David joined the Board in March 2010. David is a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Financial Risk Committee. David is also a member of the Community Bank National Council.

David has extensive connections and experience with regional and rural Australia. David played a fundamental role in the creation of the Community Bank network and chaired the first Community Bank company in Australia which began in Rupanyup and Minyip in regional 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 has broad experience in agribusiness from production to international trade, deep community connections and an understanding of the critical role ‘people’ play in business success. He continues to operate a farm and an agricultural import/export business based in the Wimmera region of Victoria.

Other director and memberships:

  • Director of Farm Trade Australia Pty Ltd
  • Former Director Rupanyup/Minyip Finance Group Limited
  • Former Director Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd

Richard Deutsch
Richard Deutsch
Independent Director

Richard lives on the land of the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

Richard joined the Board in September 2021. Richard is Chair of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Financial Risk Committee.

Richard brings extensive experience delivering complex audit and advisory services to Australia’s leading public, private, government and not-for-profit organisations. Richard most recently served as CEO of Deloitte Australia, 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). Richard has also been a member of the Business Council of Australia.

Other director and memberships:

  • Chair Movember Foundation
  • Director of AUB Group Limited (ASX listed, Dec 2022 to present)
Victoria Weekes
Victoria Weekes
Independent Director

Victoria lives on the land of the Wangal people of the Eora Nation.

Victoria joined the Board in February 2022. Victoria is Chair of the Board Risk Committee and member of the Board Audit Committee.

Victoria has over 35 years of experience in financial services. 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 Deputy Chair of the ASIC Markets Disciplinary Panel and former chair of NSW Treasury Audit and Risk Committee.

Victoria has been a non‑executive director and chair with experience across a range of business sectors in the public, private, government and not‑for‑profit organisations, with 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 a former director of URB Investments Limited (ASX:URB).

Other director and memberships:

  • Director of Alcidion Group Limited (2021 - current) (ASX listed, Sept 2001 to present)
  • Member of State Library of NSW
  • Member of ASIC Markets Disciplinary Panel
  • Member of the Australian Gender Equality Council (Treasurer)
Alistair Muir

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

Alistair lives on the land of the of the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

Alistair joined the Board in September 2022. Alistair is a member of the Board Risk Committee and the Board People, Culture & Transformation Committee.

Alistair is an experienced digital executive and entrepreneur with almost 20 years’ experience working in Financial Services and Technology across a broad range of ASX 50 and Fortune 500 companies.

Alistair is currently the Managing Director of advisory business Vanteum and has advised several banks, insurers, and Fintech businesses on Open Banking and the Consumer Data Right (CDR) as well as advising several government departments in Australia and overseas on Fintech and digital innovation. He was previously Director and Chair of the Technology Board committee at Humm Group Limited.

Other director and memberships:

  • Director of Helia Group Limited (formerly Genworth) (ASX listed, Dec 2021 to present)
  • Member of ASIC’s Consultative Panel
  • Advisor to CSIRO on the commercialisation of science and technology
  • Former Director of Humm Group Limited (ASX listed, Mar 2021 to Jun 2022)

(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 in September 2023. Margaret is Chair of the Board Financial Risk Committee and a member of the Board Audit Committee.

Margaret’s career has been mainly in finance, risk and operational roles across financial services including retail banking, institutional banking and wealth management. Margaret 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:

  • Director of Albion Technology & General VCT plc
  • Former Director of JP Morgan Mid Cap Investment Trust plc
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Abi Cleland
Independent Director

Abi lives on the land of Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.

Abi joined the Board in April 2024 and is a member of the Board People, Culture and Transformation Committee and a member of the Board Risk Committee

Abi has global expertise in strategy, digital, supply chain, marketing and operations with broad experience across a range of sectors including financial services, technology, retail and infrastructure.

Abi is passionate about businesses being customer led and digitally enhanced, using data to deliver better outcomes for customers and sustainable returns for investors.

Abi has also held senior roles with Amcor, Incitec Pivot, ANZ and Caltex. Additionally, Abi has held roles with several not-for-profits, start-ups, emerging and established businesses.

Other director and memberships:

  • Coles Limited (ASX listed)
  • Computershare Limited (ASX listed)
  • Orora Limited (ASX listed)
  • ProbeCX Pty Ltd
  • Generation Australia Pty Ltd
David Foster
David Foster
Independent Director
(Leave of absence effective 17 April 2024)

David joined the Board in September 2019.

David is an experienced, 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.

Other director and memberships:

  • Executive Director of Star Entertainment Group Limited
  • Chair of Youi Holdings Group (leave of absence effective 19 April 2024)

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