Roger Davis, Chairman

B Econ (Hons), Master of Philosophy

Mr Davis was appointed Chair of BOQ on 28 May 2013 and has been a Non-Executive Director since August 2008. He has over 32 years’ experience in banking and investment banking in Australia, the US and Japan. 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.

Mr Davis is currently Chair of AIG Australia Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Argo Investments Limited and Charter Hall Retail Management Limited and was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, Ardent Leisure Group, Ardent Leisure Management Ltd and Ardent Leisure Ltd. Mr Davis 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 each of the Audit and Risk Committees, and an attendee at all other Board Committees. 

Jon Sutton, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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

Mr Sutton 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 (CBA), he was central to the establishment of CBA’s agribusiness segment which grew strongly under his guidance and leadership.

Prior to this, Mr Sutton 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.

Bruce Carter, Non-Executive Independent Director


Mr Carter was appointed a Director of BOQ 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, Deputy Chair of SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Eudunda Farmers Ltd and Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Mr Carter is Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Information Technology Committee and the Nomination & Governance Committee.

Richard Haire, Non-Executive Independent Director


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

Mr Haire has more than 29 years’ experience in the international cotton and agribusiness industry, including 27 years in agricultural commodity trading and banking. He is Chair of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation and Reef Corporate Services Limited and serves as a Non-Executive Director of BEC Stockfeed Solutions Pty Ltd and Endeavour Foundation. Mr Haire 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 each of the Risk, Human Resources & Remuneration and Information Technology Committees. 

John Lorimer, Non-Executive Independent Director

B Com

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

Mr Lorimer has spent more than 30 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 Australia Pty Ltd, Bupa Aged Care Holdings Pty Ltd, Bupa Asia Ltd (HK) Ltd, Max Bupa (India) Ltd and Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust plc.

Mr Lorimer is a member of the Information Technology and Risk Committees. 

Warwick Negus, Non-Executive Independent Director

B Bus, M Com, SF Fin

Mr Negus was appointed a Director of BOQ on 22 September 2016.

Mr Negus brings more than 30 years’ of finance industry experience in Asia, Europe and Australia.  His most recent executive roles include Chief Executive Officer of 452 Capital, Chief Executive Officer of Colonial First State Global Asset Management and Goldman Sachs Managing Director in Australia, London and Singapore. He was also a Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia and a Director of the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation and FINSIA.

Mr Negus is Chair of Pengana Capital Group and URB Investments Limited and a
Non-Executive Director of Washington H Soul Pattinson & Co Ltd, Virgin Australia Holdings Limited and Terrace Tower Group. He is a member of the Council of UNSW and Chair of UNSW Global Limited.

Mr Negus is a member of the Audit Committee and Human Resources & Remuneration Committee. 

Karen Penrose, Non-Executive Independent Director


Ms Penrose was appointed a Director of BOQ on 26 November 2015.
Ms Penrose is an experienced non-executive director and banker.  As a banker, Karen has 20 years’ experience leading businesses within Commonwealth Bank of Australia and HSBC and over ten years in accounting and finance roles.  Ms Penrose has particular expertise in the financial services, property, resources and energy sectors.  Ms Penrose is a Non-Executive Director of Vicinity Centres Limited, Spark Infrastructure Group and Estia Health Limited. Ms Penrose was formerly a Non-Executive Director of AWE Limited, Landcom and Future Generation Global Investment Company Limited. She is a member of Chief Executive Women.  

Ms Penrose is a member of each of the Audit and Human Resources & Remuneration Committees.

David Willis, Non-Executive Independent Director


Mr Willis was appointed a Director of BOQ in February 2010.

Mr Willis has over 35 years’ experience in financial services in the Asia Pacific, the UK and the USA. He is a qualified Accountant in Australia and New Zealand and has had 26 years’ experience working with Australian and foreign banks. Mr Willis is a
Non-Executive Director of CBH Grain Cooperative and Interflour Holdings Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based flour milling company.  Mr Willis is the founder of Sydney-based Charity “The Horizons Program”.

Mr Willis is Chair of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee, and is a member of each of the Risk and the Nomination & Governance Committees. He is also a Non-Executive Director of BOQ’s insurance subsidiaries, St Andrew’s Australia Services Pty Ltd, St Andrew’s Life Insurance Pty Ltd and St Andrew’s Insurance Pty Ltd.

Michelle Tredenick, Non-Executive Independent Director

B Sc, FAICD, F Fin

Ms Tredenick was appointed a Non-Executive Director of BOQ in February 2011.

Ms Tredenick is an experienced company director and corporate advisor with over 30 years’ experience in leading Australian businesses. Ms Tredenick is currently a Non-Executive Director of Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG), Cricket Australia and Urbis Pty Ltd. She is a member of the Senate of the University of Queensland (UQ) as well as sitting on the board of the Ethics Centre. 

Ms Tredenick has previously held executive roles and been a member of the Executive Committee at National Australia Bank, MLC and Suncorp. Her experience includes holding the position of Chief Information Officer with each 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 also formerly a Non-Executive Director of Vocation Limited (in Liquidation).

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