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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 eight 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.

Jacqueline Hey
Jacqueline Hey
Chair and Independent Director
B.Com (Melb), Graduate Cert. in Management (SCU)

Director since 2011 and appointed Chair in 2019.

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 leadership roles in Australia, Sweden, the UK and the Middle East.

Jacquie is a director of Qantas Airways Limited and AGL Energy Limited.


Special responsibilities

Technology Committee
Governance and HR Committee

Marnie Baker
Marnie Baker
Managing Director
BBus (Acc), ASA, MAICD, SF Fin.

Marnie has been with the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group since 1989 and an Executive of the Bank since 2000. She was appointed Managing Director in 2018.

Marnie has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, specifically Retail Banking, Trustee and Custodial Services, Financial Planning, Insurance, Funds Management, Treasury, Risk and Compliance, Payment Systems, Information Technology, Change Management, Social Media and Digital Technologies, Legal and Human Resources.

Marnie holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Latrobe University and is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Marnie is a Director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, Deputy Chair of Australian Banking Association and sits on the Business Council of Australia, La Trobe Bendigo Regional Advisory Board and Mastercard Asia Pacific Advisory Board. Marnie is also a member of Corporate Executive Women.

Jan Harris
Jan Harris
Independent Director
BEc (Hons)

Appointed to the board in 2016.

Jan has had a distinguished career in the Australian public service with extensive experience in public and regulatory policy development, economics and governance. Jan has had senior roles in the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, including most recently as Deputy Secretary at the Treasury.

Special responsibilities

Chair Risk Committee
Audit Committee

Jim Hazel
Jim Hazel
Independent Director
BEc, 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 board of Coopers Brewery Limited.


Special Responsibilities

Risk Committee
Financial Risk Committee

David Matthews
David 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 Australian Grain Technologies and Farm Trade Australia.

David chaired the first Community Bank company in Rupanyup and Minyip.

David is currently a member of the Community Bank National Council.


Special Responsibilities

Financial Risk Committee
Audit Committee

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

Vicki joined the Board in 2018.

Vicki has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector including retail banking and more recently in business technology. Vicki is currently employed as Executive Director, Transformation at Telstra. Prior to this Vicki held a number of executive roles at NAB including Executive General Manager - Retail Bank, Executive General Manager – Business Operations and General Manager – People and Organisational Development. Vicki has also held various senior leadership roles at MLC, ING and Prudential.


Special responsibilities

Financial Risk Committee
Chair, Technology Committee
Governance and HR Committee

David Foster
David Foster
Independent Director
B.AppSci, MBA, SFFin, FAIM, GAICD

Appointed to the Board in 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 in financial services, retail, education and professional services.

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 led Suncorp Bank through the highly volatile post global financial crisis period and spearheaded the turnaround of its Retail, SME and Agri businesses. In addition to five and a half years as CEO of Suncorp, David also held other senior roles at Suncorp including the role of Group Executive, Strategy in 2007.

David has also held a number of senior roles with Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney and Queensland across a 14 year period.

Special responsibilities

Chair, Financial Risk Committee
Risk Committee

Richard Deutsch
Richard Deutsch
Independent Director
BE, FCA

Appointed to 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 holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA).

Special responsibilities

Audit Committee
Financial Risk Committee

Victoria Weekes
Victoria Weekes
Independent Director
BCom (UNSW) LLB (UNSW)

Appointed to the Board in January 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 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 non-executive director of Alcidion Group Limited (ASX: ALC), deputy chair of St George Community Housing Group, a member of council at State Library of NSW and immediate past chair of Sydney Local Health District. Victoria is a Senior Fellow and 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.

Special responsibilities

Board Financial Risk Committee
Board Risk Committee

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