CEO (BCom, FCPA)

Anthony De Fazio

Anthony has been BankVic’s Chief Executive Officer since April 2018, having joined BankVic in January 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. A Financial Services Executive with over 25 years’ experience in the banking, superannuation and investment sectors, Anthony has provided leadership and strategy across multiple functions including Finance, Investment, Business Intelligence, Operations and Technology.

Anthony is a Non-Executive Director of Indue Limited and Non-Member Director of Victoria Police Legacy.
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Chief Financial Officer

Karl Holden

With over 20 years’ experience in financial operations, Karl brings with him a wealth of experience in financial operations, having led finance functions in ANZ’s International banking operations over the last seven years. Karl’s most recent role was as ANZ’s Chief Financial Officer for North Asia and was previously ANZ’s Chief Financial Officer for Greater Mekong. Karl’s experience includes treasury, mergers and acquisitions, financial/regulatory reporting, broker commission structures, and design and implementation of process improvement programs and business efficiency initiatives.
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Chief People & Culture Officer (BBus, Dip Human Resources)

Michelle Arundel

Michelle joined BankVic in March 2018 and is responsible for building our culture, employee engagement and workforce performance. Michelle brings extensive people leadership, coaching and performance management experience and has held senior positions at Westpac, Australian Super and IAG. Michelle is also a Board Member of Blue Light Victoria.
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Company Secretary (BA LLB Hons)

Penny Maroulis

Penny was appointed Company Secretary in October 2017 and is responsible for corporate governance and matters relating to the Board. Prior to joining BankVic, Penny held the role of advisor to the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. She has over 18 years’ experience in senior public sector roles.
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Chief Risk Officer (BSC HONS, MBA, DIP SUPERANNUATION, MAICD)

Steve Whiteling

Steve joined BankVic in March 2021 and is responsible for BankVic’s risk and compliance management function. With over 17 years in Financial Services, Steve brings extensive risk leadership experience in the banking and superannuation industries. Prior to BankVic, Steve held senior risk positions at AustralianSuper, Bank of New Zealand and NAB.
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Chief Information Officer

Shane Kuret

Shane joined BankVic in 2022 and is responsible for leading BankVic’s Technology and Information Security functions. He has over 15 years’ experience within the Banking and Finance industry having held senior Technology roles at ME Bank, MyLife MyFinance and Equip Super.

Shane has extensive experience across a broad range of technology capabilities including Strategy, Information Security, Architecture, Vendor management and Digital Transformation.
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Chair

Lucinda Nolan

Lucinda was elected to the BankVic Board in 2016 and elected Chair in November 2019.

Lucinda has over 30 years’ experience in the emergency services sector and has served as Deputy Commissioner with Victoria Police. Lucinda was the first female CEO of the Country Fire Authority, and she is currently CEO of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

She is a Director of the Alkira Institute and on the Board of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.

Lucinda is a member of the Governance, Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
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Deputy Chair

Debra Robertson

Debra was elected to the Board in 2017 and appointed Deputy Chair in November 2021. She is a Commander in charge of Operations for Western Region at Victoria Police with over 37 years’ experience across 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 also the President of Blue Light and sits on advisory boards for both RMIT and Latrobe University. She is a recipient of the Australian Police Medal (2015) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Debra is a member of the Governance, Remuneration & Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
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Director

Rhyll Gardner

Rhyll was appointed to the Board in 2022.

Rhyll is a highly experienced non-executive director with over 15 years of board and committee experience.

Her 35 years of senior executive roles in banking and finance include Managing Director/CEO of Foresters Group, and Group Head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions at the Bank of Queensland. During her 20-year career at St George Bank, Rhyll held executive and senior management roles in retail and business banking, product and marketing, third-party distribution, risk management, strategy and business development.

Rhyll is a non-executive director at Identitii Ltd where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committe, InterFinancial Ltd where she sits on the Compliance Committee, and at Innovation & Business Skills Australia, where she is Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee. She is also a non-executive director at Foodbank (Qld) where she chairs the Governance and Risk Committee.

Rhyll's qualifications include a Global Executive Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, Master of Arts, Master of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Economics, and a Bachelor of Commerce. She is also a graduate of the AICD Directors Course and a Fellow of Finsia.

Rhyll is a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.
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Director

Michael Liu

Michael was appointed to the Board in November 2018.

Michael has over 25 years of financial services experience, including governance, risk and board experience. He is currently a non-executive director on the Board of WCM Global Growth (WQG – ASX listed), where he is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Michael is a non-executive director and Deputy Chair on the Board of Foresters Financial, where he is also Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee. Having commenced his career as a lawyer at Allens Arthur Robinson, Michael has also held senior executive positions at UBS Investment Bank, Macquarie Bank, leadership roles at a global fintech headquartered in London and a venture capital firm established in Singapore.

Michael is the Chair of the Digital, Transformation & Cyber Committee, and a member of the Governance, Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
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Director

Faith Page

Faith was appointed to the Board in November 2018.

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. Faith is currently a partner at BDO and was previously a partner at Ernst & Young for 16 years in the Risk Advisory practice. She was also formerly a partner at Deloitte, advising boards and audit and risk committees on operational IT security, cyber risks and controls. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Gippsland Committee.

Faith is the Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Digital, Transformation & Cyber Committee.
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Director

David Cowan

David was elected to the Board in November 2020.

David has been a member of Victoria Police for 30 years. He currently serves as a Superintendent in the Southern Metro Region and is the President of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing. He is an advocate for rigorous research and collaboration with academia and holds a Master of Studies in Criminology (Cambridge), Graduate Diploma Executive Leadership (PES), Senior Executives in Government Program (Harvard). He has been awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to investigate Evidence Based Policing worldwide.

He has undertaken several organisational reviews and held positions in corporate planning and risk management.

David is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.
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Director

Tony Long

Tony was appointed to the Board in November 2020.

Tony has been a member of Victoria Police for almost 40 years with experience across operations, investigations, strategic reviews and management roles and holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management, Diploma of Business in Frontline Management, and Certificate III in Information Technology for Software Applications.

Tony has an extensive history of community service volunteerism and is currently the Vice President of the Westgate Branch of the Blue Ribbon Foundation.

Tony is the Chair of the Governance, Remuneration & Nominations Committee and a member of the Digital Transformation & Cyber Committee.
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