Chairman announces changes to BOQ Board


Bank of Queensland Chairman Neil Roberts announced today that long-standing Director Bruce Phillips had retired and would be replaced as a non-executive Director by Queensland merchant banker David Graham.


Mr Roberts paid homage to the dedication and drive of Mr Phillips, who retires after 10 years on the BOQ Board.


“I want to take this opportunity to thank retiring Director Bruce Phillips for his excellent service to the Bank over the last 10 years. He was a member of the Bank's Audit & Risk Committee and Budget Review Committee and has played an active role on the Board in encouraging the Bank's significant growth over the past decade,” Mr Roberts said.


Mr Phillips retired at today’s Board meeting.


Mr Roberts said the Board was continuing to evolve in step with Bank of Queensland’s growth and that Mr Graham would bring excellent experience and expertise to the BOQ Board.


David Graham has established an enviable reputation as a Director with Board positions on companies such as Santos, Crusader, Mincom, and Centro Properties Group over the last three decades.


He is Chairman and Managing Director of DDH Graham Limited which manages a number of property funds and operates a money market operation in association with Bank of Queensland. It also undertakes funds management.


“David will bring a strong financial and commercial background to the Board, as well as extensive expertise as a Board member and Director,” Mr Roberts said.


Mr Graham said he welcomed the opportunity to join the Board of such a successful Queensland company.


“Bank of Queensland has carved out a powerful growth story in an extremely competitive market over the last five years and I welcome the opportunity to play a part in helping the company’s future growth,” he said today.


Mr Graham’s appointment will be effective from 5pm today, October 12, following release of the Bank’s annual results.