New RM to guide BOQ growth on Coast


Bank of Queensland has appointed a new Regional Manager for its Sunshine Coast operation to guide future growth and development in this key market.

David Ludbrooke, recruited from National Australia Bank in Maroochydore, will take over from former Regional Manager Jeff Walls, who has been assigned to the project team overseeing the Bank’s interstate expansion.

Mr Ludbrooke joins BOQ with 18 years’ experience in both retail and business banking underpinned by a degree in Economics.

Following significant investment in its branch network and infrastructure over the past four years, Bank of Queensland is now the most accessible bank on the Sunshine Coast, one of the Bank’s strongest and fastest-growing markets.

The Bank services the Coast via 15 branches, the newest at Chancellor Park, and a dedicated face-to-face Business Banking Centre backed by a network of 65 ATMs.

Mr Ludbrooke said his key focus would be assisting the network concentrate on its core goals of customer service and face-to-face banking.

“I’m keen to empower our branch managers build ongoing relationships with their local communities,” he said.

“By helping branch managers improve their accessibility and understanding of their communities, we will help local businesses capitalise on the growth happening on the Sunshine Coast and assist them to reach their full potential.

“My experience with the other banks here on the Coast has been that genuine personal service is becoming harder to find and I am pleased to be involved in a bank which values good old-fashioned customer service, with a strong community focus.”

“I am very impressed by the attitude of our people and the service they give customers, and will focus on developing improved systems and training to help them make the most of these great attributes.”