Our executive performs a vital role in the day-to-day running of our organisation, driving and monitoring performance in line with strategic, operational, risk and financial objectives and taking into account the various needs of our stakeholders – staff, customers, partners, shareholders and communities.
Our eight person executive focus on optimising the Bank’s performance, reducing complexity, investing in capability, telling our story and delivering on our vision to be Australia’s bank of choice.
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.
MSc Finance, BCom(Acc)
Ryan Brosnahan joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 2019 and is responsible for driving the Group's organisational and technological change program to support the Bank's strategy.
With more than 20 years' international experience in the financial services industry in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Ryan has led significant and complex growth and transformational change initiatives across multiple functions and businesses in financial services, and has a deep passion for harnessing the power of technology to improve the way we live and work.
Prior to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Ryan held Executive responsibility for key portfolios, including enterprise-wide transformation, technology, strategy, operations and risk at ANZ. Ryan holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance. He is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership of Major Projects Program from Sydney University and is member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Australian Institute of Directors.
Ryan has three children whose extra-curricular activities keep him very busy outside of the office.
BEc, BCom, Grad Dip App Fin & Invest.
Taso Corolis joined the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group in 2011 and was responsible for qualitative analytics, reporting and risk governance within Group Risk. He joined the Bank from Rural Bank (a division of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank), where he serves as the Chief Risk Officer since 2008. Taso has approximately 20 years' experience in the financial services industry. This includes ten years in senior roles within the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). He holds degrees in Economics and Commerce and postgraduate qualifications in Finance and Investments.
Taso is also a non-executive director of Workskill Australia, a national not-for-profit and charitable organisation committed to transforming people's lives through employment, health indigenous and disability services.
BBus(Acc) (Latrobe), CA
Travis Crouch joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 2001. Over the past 17 years, Travis has held various roles in the organisation including Head of Banking Products & Solutions, Head of Investor Relations and most recently, Divisional CFO. Travis was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2018.
In his time at the Bank, he has also held other senior roles in Funds Transfer Pricing, Balance Sheet Management and Capital. Travis has been the Chairman of the Bank’s Pricing Committee since 2016
Prior to joining the bank, Travis spent 9 years working in Audit and Business Services in several Accounting firms.
Travis is passionate about his community and local sporting clubs. He has previously volunteered as a Zodiac Netball team manager and served on the boards of the Bendigo Spirit Women’s National Basketball Team and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.
BEc, CA, MAICD.
Richard Fennell joined the Bank in 2007 after an 18 year career in finance and consulting, primarily with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia and Asia. Richard is currently Executive, Consumer Banking with responsibility for uniting the Bank’s consumer facing businesses to deliver outstanding banking services to our current and future customers.
Prior to this, Richard was Chief Financial Officer, and in addition, had responsibility for Group Strategy and our Corporate Division which comprised many of the Bank’s non-technology focussed support areas including People and Performance, Properties, Procurement and our Processing Centres.
A keen supporter of sport and the arts in South Australia, Richard is a member of the Board of Governors of the Helpmann Academy, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting young artists as they transition from tertiary study to artistic careers. He is also a Director of the Adelaide Football Club and currently chairs the Club’s Finance and Audit committee.
Alexandra joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group in October 2015 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Rural Bank, having been a member of the Board since November 2014. From July 2019, Alexandra is also responsible for the Group’s Partnerships, Marketing, Corporate Affairs and Climate Risk.
Before joining the Bank, Alexandra was CEO of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), a charitable foundation based on a partnership between philanthropy, community, government and business supporting the economic prosperity of rural, regional and remote communities across Australia. Prior to this, Ms Gartmann held the position of CEO of the Birchip Cropping Group for 10 years — a not-for-profit agricultural research organisation based in the Mallee Wimmera region.
In addition to her role at the Bank, Alexandra is Chair of the Victorian Agriculture and Climate Change Council, a Trustee of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and Director of the Australian Farm Institute.
Alexandra was previously a member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, the Board of the Rural Finance Corporation of Victoria and was Chair of the CSIRO Agriculture Advisory Council. She continues to be a champion for rural and regional Australia.
B.Com, CA, MBA, GAICD
Bruce Speirs joined the Bank in 2004 and has held a number of senior positions including Head of Products, General Manager Managed Funds, Head of Financial Management and Reporting.
Today, Bruce is Executive, Business Banking with responsibility for the end to end experience of our business customers.
Most recently, Bruce held the role of Executive, Partner Connection and prior to that Chief Financial Officer of Rural Bank. Prior to joining Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Bruce worked for Ernst & Young for 9 years in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
A father of four children, Bruce is also the Chairman of Windmill, an Adelaide based theatre company focussed on the creation of works for children, young people and families which are toured nationally and internationally.
BBus (HR and Industrial Relations) (RMIT)
Louise joined the Bank in October 2018 as Chief People Officer after more than 20 years in senior human resources roles, primarily with Myer.
At Myer, Louise held a number of senior positions, most recently as Executive General Manager HR, Risk and Safety. At the Bank, Louise is responsible for driving the capability and performance of the team to support business growth and sustainability. Louise has worked across and been responsible for all aspects of human resource functions including organisational development, talent acquisition and sourcing strategies, industrial relations and safety.
Louise holds a Bachelor of Business and is a lifelong human resources practitioner, with a deep passion for building organisational capability within a culture of performance and accountability, underpinned by shard common values. Louise is a member of the Carlton Football Club - People and Culture Committee and a former director of the Myer Stores Community Fund and Chair of the Myer Superannuation Policy Committee.