Victoria Weekes appointed as non-executive director
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (ASX: BEN) has appointed Ms Victoria Weekes as a non-executive director, effective 15 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). She is 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 the chair of NSW Treasury Audit and Risk Committee and recently navigated the sale of ANZ’s $45 billion superannuation fund as the independent chair of OnePath. Highly regarded within the regulatory and finance community for her integrity and leadership, Victoria has also deployed her skills as both director and chair for many community minded organisations.
Victoria is a non-executive director of Alcidion Group Limited (ASX: ALC), the 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. She is the president of professional standards body FINSIA and was previously the chair of Australian Gender Equality Council.
Victoria holds bachelor’s degrees in both law and commerce from the University of New South Wales. She is a fellow at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a senior fellow at FINSIA and a chartered banker. She has been appointed to the Board Risk Committee and the Board Financial Risk Committee, adding to the deep bench of talent at board level.
The Bank’s Chair, Jacqueline Hey welcomed Ms Weekes to the Board: “Victoria’s experience across the spectrum of financial services is highly regarded by her peers. She will be able to offer valuable insight as the Bank continues its transformation agenda and pursues its goal of being Australia’s bank of choice,” Ms Hey said.
“We are pleased to welcome a director of her calibre, particularly one who has demonstrated a strong commitment to giving back to the community in line with the bank’s own purpose of feeding into the prosperity of the community, not off it.”
Ms Weekes said: “I am excited to be joining the Board at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank at such an important juncture in its more than 160 year history. The Bank is unique in its purpose and I am proud to play a role in helping it achieve its aims, and be part of this next phase of innovation.”