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Former ANZ Trustees non-executive joins non-major banking group

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has stated this board addition will bring “valuable insight” as it continues its “transformation agenda”.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (Bendigo and Adelaide Bank) has named Victoria Weekes as an incoming non-executive director, with her role currently expected to be effective from 15 February 2022. 

As per a statement from the non-major banking group, Ms Weekes will be joining the group’s board risk committee as well as its board financial risk committee. 

Further, the group has commented that this incoming addition will be bringing more than 35 years of experience in the financial services sector to the role, including time spent with Westpac, ANZ Trustees Limited and NSW Health. 

From 1997 to 2003, Ms Weekes was CitiGroup’s co-general counsel, head of legal and compliance, corporate and investment bank Australia, leaving the role to serve as Westpac’s chief operational risk officer, stepping down in 2008.  

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In 2011, Ms Weekes joined ANZ Trustees Limited as a non-executive director, later leaving the board in 2013.

The same year she joined ANZ Trustees Limited, the incoming Bendigo and Adelaide Bank non-executive began her tenure with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) as the deputy chair of its Markets Disciplinary Panel. 

Ms Weekes has also sat as NSW Health’s chair of its audit and risk committee since 2017. 

Speaking on the upcoming board inclusion, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank chair Jacqueline Hey said: “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.

“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 of her appointment that she is excited to join the board 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,” Ms Weekes said. 

[Related: Westpac NZ chief economist moves to government]

Former ANZ Trustees non-executive joins non-major banking group
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