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BNK Bank appoints non-executive director

The non-major bank has appointed a banking, technology, and telecommunications executive as a non-executive director, effective 17 June.

BNK Banking Corporation has appointed Elizabeth Aris as an independent non-executive director.

Ms Aris will join the BNK board on 17 June, subject to approval from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, according to BNK Bank.

Ms Aris was previously group executive, enterprise and government of telecommunications group TPG Telecom. Prior to that, she was CEO and managing director of internet services provider TasmaNet, non-executive director, audit and risk committee member at Vivid Technology Limited, and executive at Trujillo Technology Group.

She began her career at Westpac Retail Bank, where she held distribution, strategy, marketing/product management roles and corporate advisory, wealth management, and mortgage originator roles at Microsoft.

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She has served as a non-executive director in both publicly listed and private companies and has been a technology entrepreneur, building a start-up in New York, BNK Bank said.

Ms Aris will offer herself for election by shareholders at BNK’s 2021 annual general meeting (AGM), the non-major bank added.

Commenting on Mr Aris’ appointment, BNK chairman Jon Sutton said that he was pleased to welcome her to the board, and added that he was looking forward to her contribution to the group.

He said: “Elizabeth’s extensive and diverse career as an executive has spanned banking, telecommunications and technology.

“BNK will benefit from Elizabeth’s deep experience, especially in the area of technology, business transformation, and product distribution in driving innovation and growth.”

[Related: Bank announces new CEO]

BNK Bank appoints non-executive director
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Malavika Santhebennur

Malavika Santhebennur is the features editor on the mortgages titles at Momentum Media.

Before joining the team in 2019, Malavika held roles with Money Management and Benchmark Media. She has been writing about financial services for the past six years.

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