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, 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
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 more than 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 Workskil Australia, a national not-for-profit and charitable organisation committed to transforming people's lives through employment, health, indigenous and disability services.
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 has 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.
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 and Executive, Business Banking.
Bruce has a dedicated focus on productivity improvements across the Group, further strengthening our processes and practices and reducing complexity in our operations.
Bruce has previously held the roles of Executive, Business Banking, Executive, Partner Connection and 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 commenced with the Bank in October 2018 as Chief People Officer after more than 20 years in senior human resources roles. At the Bank, Louise is responsible for lifting capability and building a performance culture to support Group growth and productivity. 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. A particular area of focus continues to be organisational culture, including risk culture and the way in which this impacts business outcomes.
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 shared common values. Louise is on the Board of RULE Prostrate Cancer and is a member of the Nominations Committee for Swimming Victoria.
Adam Rowse joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in July 2022 as its new Chief Customer Officer Business and Agribusiness.
Adam leads the Bank’s business and agribusiness divisions where he ensures customers have the support they need to grow their businesses, and in turn, see the Bank achieve its aim of being Australia's bank of choice.
Prior to taking up his role with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Adam spent 14 years in London at Barclays Bank.
During his time there, Adam was the Head of Business Banking - where he helped establish Barclays as the number one agribusiness bank - and the Head of Physical Banking, where he was responsible for approximately 1000 branch locations and many thousands of employees.
Before joining Barclays, he spent more than a decade at NAB where he rose from the trainee banking program to take on senior leadership roles at the bank before departing for London in 2007.
Adam, who was raised on a farm in Gippsland, is based in Melbourne.
BCom, FCPA, GAICD
Andrew Morgan took up his role with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in June 2022.
With more than 30 years of global financial services experience behind him, Andrew joined the Bank from Colonial First State where he was Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to Colonial First State, Andrew was Chief Financial Officer and Acting Managing Director of MLC Wealth. He also spent nine years at Commonwealth Bank, including four years as the Chief Financial Officer of its Business and Private Banking and Bankwest businesses.
Andrew has considerable banking experience and throughout his career he has demonstrated the ability to transform, simplify and create value for the businesses he has been involved with.