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 (BBus, CPA)

Andrew Carman

Andrew is responsible for BankVic’s operational performance, annual budgeting and financial management. A member of the BankVic team since August 2017, Andrew previously served as our Head of Finance, Strategy & Performance. He has previously worked in senior finance and commercial positions across both corporate and government sectors.

Andrew is also a Non-Executive Director of the Emergency Services Foundation.
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Chief Product & Marketing Officer (BCA, GDCOMR, BMUS )

Deirdre Boyle

Deirdre joined BankVic in March 2019 and is responsible for BankVic’s member experience strategy, digital, product and marketing innovation. Deirdre brings more than 16 years’ experience in banking and insurance, leading product, digital, customer experience, marketing strategy and execution for some of Australia’s most recognised brands.

Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Commerce & Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Music. Deirdre is also a Board Member of the Blue Light Camp.
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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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Chief Growth & Experience Officer (MBA, Dip Bus)

Mark Smyth

Mark joined BankVic in May 2019 and is responsible for the management of BankVic’s Lending origination and Branch operations. Mark brings more than 20 years’ experience in retail and commercial banking, working across consumer and commercial lending, member experience and strategy design, general insurance, credit risk management, operations and collections. Mark holds a Master of Business Administration (Executive) and a Diploma of Business (Frontline Management).
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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 Information Officer (BSc, MBA)

Scott Wall

Scott was appointed CIO in March 2018 and is responsible for all technology at BankVic. A member of the BankVic team since March 2016, Scott has previously been our Chief Digital & Data Officer and Chief Innovation Officer. Prior to BankVic, he held executive positions at ANZ Bank, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, News International and Bankers Trust.
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Chair

Lucinda Nolan

Lucinda has over 30 years’ experience in the emergency services sector and has served as Deputy Commissioner with Victoria Police and CEO of the Country Fire Authority. Lucinda is currently CEO of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and is also a Director of the Hawthorn Football Club, a Director of the Penington Institute and a Director of the Alkira Institute. She was elected to the BankVic Board in 2016.

Lucinda is the Chair of the Nominations Committee and member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration, People & Culture Committee.
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Deputy Chair

Steven John Coulson

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 Commercial Law) and is a Certified Practising Accountant (Fellow) and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Steven is currently Manager of Forensic Accounting Unit, Crime Command at Victoria Police.

He has held senior management positions with the Australian Taxation Office, Department of Justice and Regulation and Ernst & Young. Steven also serves as a Director for Little Athletics Victoria and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Victoria).

Steven is the Chair of the Remuneration, People & Culture Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee.
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Director

Michael Liu

Michael was appointed to the Board in November 2018.

Michael has around 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 also a non-executive director on the Board of Foresters Financial, where he is Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee. Michael is also currently a Principal at 5i Capital, a venture capital firm specialising in cybersecurity investments and has previously held senior executive positions at UBS Investment Bank, Macquarie Bank and a global fintech headquartered in London, having commenced his career as a lawyer at Allens Arthur Robinson.

Michael is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Digital Transformation & Cyber Committee.
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Director

Faith Page

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, and formerly a partner at Deloitte, advising boards and audit and risk committees on operational IT security, and cyber risks and controls. Faith is also a member of the Central Gippsland Health Board (and a member of the Risk and Audit Committee), and a member of the AICD Gippsland Committee.

Faith is the Chair of the Digital Transformation & Cyber Committee and a member of both the Risk and Audit Committees.
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AMP Director

Debra Robertson

Debra was elected to the Board in 2017. 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.

Debra retires this year as required by BankVic’s Constitution, having served three years as a Director, and has nominated for re-election as a Director.

Debra is the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and Risk Committee.
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Director

David Cowan

David was appointed 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 Govt Program (Harvard), CF.

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

David is a member of the Remuneration, People & Culture Committee and 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 a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Digital, Transformation & Cyber Committee.
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