Patrick Allaway, Chairman
Mr Allaway was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank in May 2019 and was appointed Chairman on 18 October 2019.
Mr Allaway has extensive senior executive, non-executive, and corporate advisory experience across the financial services, property, media and retail sectors.
Mr. Allaway’s executive career was in financial services with Citibank and Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) working in Sydney, New York, Zurich and London. Mr. Allaway was Managing Director SBC Capital Markets & Treasury with direct responsibility for a global business operating in 16 countries.
Mr Allaway brings over 30 years experience in financial services across financial markets, capital markets, and corporate advisory. This included an advisory role in the media sector, responding to considerable digital disruption.
Mr Allaway has over 15 years Non-Executive Director experience and was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Goodman Industrial Trust, Metcash Limited, Fairfax Media, Woolworths South Africa, David Jones, and Country Road Group. Mr Allaway Chaired the Audit & Risk Committees for Metcash, David Jones, and Country Road Group.
Mr Allaway is currently a non-executive Director of Nine Entertainment Co and Domain Limited. He is also the Chair of both BOQ’s Investment Committee and Nomination & Governance Committee and is member of BOQ’s Information Technology, Human Resources & Remuneration, Audit and Risk Committees.
George Frazis, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
BA (Hons), MAMP, FAICD
George joined BOQ as Managing Director and CEO in September 2019 and has over 26 years’ corporate experience.
George has a long history in Banking and Finance, having worked in the industry for the past 17 years. Most recently he was Chief Executive of Westpac Group’s Consumer Bank. Prior to that George was CEO, St. George Banking Group and Chief Executive, Westpac New Zealand Limited.
George has held senior executive roles at National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, as well as Air New Zealand. He started his career as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Kathleen Bailey-Lord, Non-Executive Independent Director
BA (Hons), MAMP, FAICD
Ms Bailey-Lord was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank in May 2019.
Ms Bailey-Lord is an experienced company director and corporate advisor. Ms Bailey-Lord is currently a Non-Executive Director of QBE Insurance (AUSPAC), Melbourne Water and Monash College.
Ms Bailey-Lord has 20 years of senior executive experience across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Ms Bailey-Lord has led businesses through complex and transformational change, often leveraging digital solutions to enable new business models. Ms Bailey-Lord’s experience spans the technology industry at IBM, financial services at ANZ Bank, professional services and marketing/media. Ms Bailey-Lord sits on the AICD Victorian Council and the AICD Technology, Governance and Innovation Panel (pro bono roles). She is a member of Chief Executive Women.
Ms Bailey-Lord is a member of the Information Technology, Human Resources & Remuneration, and Nomination & Governance Committees.
Bruce Carter, Non-Executive Independent Director
B Econ, MBA, FAICD, FICA
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, Information Technology, Investment, and Nomination & Governance Committees.
Richard Haire, Non-Executive Independent Director
B Ec, FAICD
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 a member of each of the Risk, Human Resources & Remuneration, Information Technology, and Nomination & Governance Committees.
John Lorimer, Non-Executive Independent Director
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, Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust plc and Chairman of Bupa (Asia) Ltd.
Mr Lorimer is a member of the Information Technology, Risk, and Nomination & Governance 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, Human Resources & Remuneration, Investment, and Nomination & Governance Committees.
Karen Penrose, Non-Executive Independent Director
B Com, CPA, GAICD
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 Chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of each of the Human Resources & Remuneration, Risk, Investment, and Nomination & Governance Committees.
David Willis, Non-Executive Independent Director
B Com, ACA, ICA
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 Audit and 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 (Australia) 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.