Members' interests orientate BankVic's strategic direction, which is why the majority of our Board of Directors are elected by our members. The BankVic Constitution enables the Board to appoint a limited number of independent, or non-member elected Directors, to ensure the Board has the appropriate mix of skills and experience to guide BankVic into the future.
The role of the Board is to effectively guide the organisation into the future with strong financial performance, well-being and security, and to operate in an ethical and responsible manner so that we deliver a real alternative to profit-driven competitors.
The key responsibilities of the Board include:
DipCompanyDirectorship, GAICD, Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Investigation), FIML
Marianne was elected to the Board in 2011 and was appointed Chair in November 2018. She started her career with Victoria Police in 2002 after 15 years as Managing Director of her own accounting business. Marianne was promoted to Detective Sergeant at Crime Command in 2016.
Marianne is Chair of the Nominations Committee, and a member of the Remuneration and People & Culture Committee.
GAICD, FCPA, FIML, CFE, BCom, GradDipFraudInvestigation, DipCompanyDirectorship
Steven was elected to the Board in 2013 and appointed Deputy Chair in November 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Commerce Law) and is a Certified Practising Accountant (Fellow) and Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a National Director with the Australian Taxation Office and has previously held senior management positions with the Department of Justice and Regulation, EY and Victoria Police. Steven also serves as a current Director for Little Athletics Victoria and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Victoria).
Steven is a member of the Audit Committee.
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne)
Michael was appointed to the Board in November 2018. Michael has over 20 years of financial services experience, including governance, risk and board experience. He is currently the Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific at WorldRemit. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of WCM Global Growth (WQG – ASX listed), where he is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Michael was formerly on the Board of Affinity Private and held senior executive positions at UBS Investment Bank and Macquarie Bank, having commenced his career as a lawyer at Allens Arthur Robinson.
Michael is the Chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Risk Committee.
M.A., BA (Hons), Grad Dip PSM
Lucinda was elected to the Board in 2016. She was Deputy Commissioner with Victoria Police and has spent 33 years working within the emergency services sector, including her most recent role as CEO of the Country Fire Authority. Lucinda is also CEO of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and is also a director on the board of the Hawthorn Football Club, and of the Penington Institute. She has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Lucinda is Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Bachelor of Science (Economics and Computer Science) University of Natal, GAICD, Member ISACA, CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
Faith is a highly experienced senior executive who brings over 25 years of proficiency in the banking sector with expertise in technology, information security, cyber risk management, audit and regulatory compliance, and digital transformation. She was previously a partner at EY for 16 years in the Risk Advisory practice, and also formerly a partner at Deloitte, advising Boards and audit and risk committees on operational IT, security, and cyber risks and controls. She is currently also a Board member of the Central Gippsland Health Service (and a member of the Risk and Audit Committee) and a Board member of the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation (also a member of the Remuneration Committee).
Faith is a member of the Risk Committee, and a member of the Remuneration and People and Culture Committee.
Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Investigation), AAICD
Debra was elected to the Board in 2017. She is a Victoria Police officer with over 34 years of experience across both operational policing and strategic projects. Debra holds an Advanced Diploma of Public Safety and Police Investigation, an Advanced Certificate in Management, and postgraduate qualifications in Gender and Policing. She served two years as the Vice President of The Police Association Victoria (TPAV), was a previous Director of the Police Federation Australia (PFA), and was a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 2017.
Debra is Chair of the Risk Committee, and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee.
DipTrain, GradCertAppliedManagement, GAICD, FIML
Adrian was elected to the Board in 2011, and was Deputy Chair in 2017. He has been a member of Victoria Police for 38 years. Adrian's police service has included deployments to the National Crime Authority and Australian Crime Commission and he holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management and Diploma of Workplace Training and Assessment Systems.
Adrian is Chair of the Remuneration and People and Culture Committee, and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee.