Board of Directors


Roger Davis, Chairman

B Econ (Hons), Master of Philosophy


Mr Davis was appointed Chairman on 28 May 2013 and has been a Director since August 2008. He has 32 years’ experience in banking and investment banking in Australia, the US and Japan. He is currently a consulting Director at Rothschild Australia Limited. He was previously a Managing Director at Citigroup where he worked for over 20 years and more recently was a Group Managing Director at ANZ Bank.

He is a Director of AIG Australia Ltd, Argo Investments Limited, Ardent Leisure Management Ltd and Ardent Leisure Ltd and Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. He was formerly Chair of Charter Hall Office REIT and Esanda, and a Director of ANZ (New Zealand) Limited, CitiTrust in Japan and Citicorp Securities Inc. in the USA. He has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from the University of Sydney and a Master of Philosophy degree from Oxford.

Mr Davis is Chair of the Nomination & Governance Committee, a member of the Audit and Risk Committees, and an attendee at all other Board Committees.


Jon Sutton, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


Jon Sutton was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in January 2015 following four months as our Acting Chief Executive Officer. Jon originally joined BOQ in July 2012 as our Chief Operating Officer. 


Jon has more than 20 years' experience in banking and prior to BOQ was the Managing Director of Bankwest. Before that, as Executive General Manager of Commonwealth Bank Agribusiness, Jon was central to the establishment of the bank’s agribusiness segment which grew strongly under his guidance and leadership.


Prior to this, Jon was General Manager of Client Risk Solutions at CBA, responsible for marketing derivative products including interest rates, commodities and foreign exchange. He was also Head of Resources and Agribusiness and Head of Corporate Risk Management Commodities, charged with marketing and commodity hedging products to Australian institutions within the base metals, precious metals and energy sectors. 


Neil Berkett, Non-Executive Independent Director

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Mr Berkett was appointed a Director of the Bank on 30 July 2013.

His career spans a range of sectors and geographies in both the consumer and enterprise space with an emphasis on managing significant change. For six years finishing in mid-2013 he was the Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Media, a NASDAQ listed company where he oversaw the successful turnaround, differentiation and growth of the UK cable company. Mr Berkett then led the sale of the company to Liberty Global in June 2013. His previous career included senior roles at Lloyds TSB, Prudential, St George Bank in Australia, Citibank and Eastwest Airlines. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Guardian Media Group, is a Non-Executive Director with the Sage Group plc and a Trustee for the NSPCC.

Mr Berkett is a member of each of the Human Resources & Remuneration and Information Technology Committees.


Bruce Carter, Non-Executive Independent Director


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Mr Carter was appointed a Director of the Bank on 27 February 2014.

Mr Carter was a founding Managing Partner of Ferrier Hodgson South Australia, a corporate advisory and restructuring business, and has worked across a number of industries and sectors in the public and private sectors. He has been involved with a number of state government-appointed restructures and reviews including chairing a task force to oversee the government’s involvement in major resource and mining infrastructure projects. Mr Carter had a central role in a number of key government economic papers including the Economic Statement on South Australian Prospects for Growth, the Sustainable Budget Commission, and the Prime Minister’s 2012 GST Distribution Review.

Mr Carter has worked with all the major financial institutions in Australia. Before Ferrier Hodgson, Mr Carter was at Ernst & Young for 14 years including four years as Partner in Adelaide. During his time at Ernst & Young he worked across the London, Hong Kong, Toronto and New York offices. Mr Carter is the chair of Australian Submarine Corporation and Aventus Capital Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited and Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd.

Mr Carter is a member of each of the Audit and Risk Committees.


Richard Haire, Non-Executive Independent Director



Mr Haire was appointed a Director of the Bank on 18 April 2012.

Mr Haire has more than 28 years’ experience in the international cotton and agribusiness industry, including 26 years in agricultural commodity trading and banking. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Reef Casino Trust, and was formerly a Director of Open Country Dairy (NZ) and New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay.

Mr Haire is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Information Technology Committees.


John Lorimer, Non-Executive Independent Director

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Mr Lorimer was appointed a Director of the Bank on 29 January 2016.


Mr Lorimer has spent more than 20 years in financial services and held executive roles in Australia, Asia and Europe. Mr Lorimer’s most recent executive roles were in the United Kingdom where he was Group Head of Finance and then Group Head of Regulatory Risk and Compliance for Standard Chartered Bank.  He also held a number of management positions in the retail bank of Citigroup and served as the Chairman of CAF Bank Limited (a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation based in the United Kingdom).


He is a Non-Executive Director of Bupa Ltd (Australia/NZ), Max Bupa (India) Ltd, Bupa Asia (HK) Ltd and Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust plc. Mr Lorimer was formerly a Non-Executive Director of the Bupa Group board and International Personal Finance plc.  


Mr Lorimer is a member of the Risk Committee.


Karen Penrose, Non-Executive Independent Director



Ms Penrose was appointed a Director of the Bank on 26 November 2015.


Ms Penrose has over 30 years’ business experience across the finance, property and resources industries, including 20 years in banking with Commonwealth Bank of Australia and HSBC Bank Australia. Ms Penrose is also a Non-Executive Director of Vicinity Centres Limited, Spark Infrastructure Group, AWE Limited, Future General Global Investment Company Limited and UrbanGrowth NSW.

Ms Penrose is a member of the Audit Committee.


Margaret Seale, Non-Executive Independent Director



Margaret (Margie) Seale was appointed a Director of the Bank on 21 January 2014.

Ms Seale has more than 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles in Australia and overseas in the global publishing, health and consumer goods industries, and in the transition of traditional business models to adapt and thrive in a digital environment. Most recently she was Managing Director of Random House Australia (with managerial responsibility for Random House New Zealand) and President, Asia Development for Random House Inc., the global company. Amongst other roles prior to that she held national sales and national marketing roles for Oroton and Pan Macmillan respectively.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Telstra and member of the Audit & Risk Committee, and a Non-Executive Director of Ramsay Health Care. She has also served on the boards of the Australian Publishers’ Association and the Powerhouse Museum and on the Council of Chief Executive Women, chairing its Scholarship Committee from 2011 to 2012. She remains a Non-Executive Director of Random House Australia and New Zealand.

Ms Seale is a member of the Information Technology and Human Resources & Remuneration Committees.


Michelle Tredenick, Non-Executive Independent Director

B Sc, FAICD, F Fin


Ms Tredenick has served on the Board of BOQ since February 2011.

Michelle is an experienced company director and corporate advisor with over 30 years’ experience in leading Australian businesses. She is currently a Director of Canstar Pty Ltd, Cricket Australia and is Chairman of IAG NRMA Corporate Superannuation Trustee Board. She is a member of the Senate of the University of Queensland as well as sitting on the board of the Ethics Centre. She also has her own consulting business advising Boards and CEOs on strategy and technology and the successful management of large investment and transformation programs.


Her Executive career included roles on the group executive teams of a number of Australia’s largest companies including NAB, MLC and Suncorp. Her experience spans time as CIO with all of these companies as well as Head of Strategy and Marketing and divisional profit and loss roles in Corporate Superannuation, Insurance and Funds Management. 

Ms Tredenick is Chair of the Information Technology Committee and a member of each of the Human Resources & Remuneration and Risk Committees.


David Willis, Non-Executive Independent Director



Mr Willis was appointed a Director of the Bank in February 2010.

Mr Willis has over 33 years’ experience in financial services in the Asia Pacific, the UK and the US. He is a qualified Accountant in Australia and New Zealand and has had 17 years’ experience working with Australian and foreign banks. Mr Willis is a Director of New Zealand Post, CBH (A Grain Cooperative in Western Australia) and Interflour Holdings, a Singapore based flour milling company. He is also a Director of Parcel Direct Group based in Sydney. Mr Willis chairs a Sydney based Charity “The Horizons Program”.

Mr Willis is Chair of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Risk Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Bank’s insurance subsidiary, St Andrew’s.