Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
After joining BOQ as CFO on 1 August 2012, Anthony and his team set about re-establishing BOQ’s business and finance fundamentals to create a strong balance sheet and funding position for the Bank. Anthony has over 20 years' experience in the financial services industry. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in Perth, he worked for six years with Challenge Bank Limited, holding various finance and strategy roles until it was acquired by Westpac. He then worked for Westpac as part of the leadership team responsible for the integration. In 1997 he moved to Sydney and spent the next 11 years working in Investment Banking for both Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, advising banks and insurers on numerous mergers and acquisitions and capital issuance assignments - including advising Suncorp on its acquisition of Promina, the 2007 Banking & Finance Awards "M&A deal of the year". Anthony was previously CFO of Suncorp Bank, which he held for 4 years during a period that covered the emergence of and response to the global financial crisis. Anthony commenced his role as Chief Operating Officer at BOQ in May 2018 and is currently interim Chief Executive Officer.
Chief Financial Officer
Matt Baxby joined BOQ in May 2012 and was responsible for the retail banking division including our owner managed and corporate branches, mortgage brokers, digital and direct channels including our customer service centres - along with product, brand and marketing and Virgin Money Australia. Matt and his team have championed BOQ’s Customer in Charge strategy designed to make it easier for our retail customers to do business with us when and how it suits them. This approach has seen our traditional channels evolve alongside new growth channels. Matt joined BOQ after almost ten years with the Virgin Group, including three years as Managing Director of Virgin Money Australia, where he guided the business through a major transformation to become a recognised player in the financial services sector. From 2003 to 2009 Matt held the positions of Commercial and Strategy Director with Virgin Money in the UK and Investment Director of Virgin Management Limited. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Accounting from the Queensland University of Technology and holds a Masters of Applied Finance. Matt commenced his role as CFO at BOQ in May 2018.
Chief Risk Officer
Peter was appointed Chief Risk Officer of BOQ in March 2012. Since then, the work of Peter and his team to strengthen BOQ’s risk culture and frameworks has attracted Australian and international industry recognition. Peter has over 25 years' experience in banking and finance. Throughout his career Peter has held senior banking and risk management roles with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Industrial Bank of Japan, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group and National Mutual Royal Bank.
Group Executive People and Culture
Debra Eckersley joined BOQ as Group Executive, People and Culture in September 2018 and leads the People and Culture business unit.
Prior to her appointment with BOQ, she was a Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she spent the past 24 years working in a number of roles including leading their Human Capital function to enable the delivery of PwC Australia’s business priorities and consulting to many of Australia’s leading organisations.
Debra is an advocate and champion for women’s empowerment and gender equality including being a Board member of the UN Women National Committee Australia and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Debra holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and has also studied Strategic Human Resources at Cornell University (USA). She is also a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand.
Group Executive Retail
Lyn McGrath joined BOQ as Group Executive, Retail Banking in August 2018 and leads the Retail Banking business unit which includes: brand and marketing; consumer; customer connect; customer strategy; product; and strategy change and performance.
She was previously Executive General Manager Wealth Management Advice for CBA and also held various senior management roles at CBA during her nine year tenure.
She sits on the board of the Australian Digital Health Agency and is a committee member of Evidence for Learning, a joint initiative with Social Ventures Australia and CBA.
Lyn has received various accolades throughout her career. In 2012 she was named in the top 100 in the Australian Financial Review’s Women of Influence. In 2014, she was the architect of CBA’s Executive Manager (EM) Leader of the Future program. And in 2015, she was involved in the launch of a female sponsorship program (WISE Women) for eight high potential women.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management as well as a Diploma in Public Relations (Hons). She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Senior Fellow with FINSIA and a Fellow with the Australian Institute of Management.
Chief Operations Digital and Information Officer
Donna joined BOQ in July 2015 as the Chief Operations Digital and Information Officer and leads the Bank’s Operations, Enterprise Program Office and Information Technology teams. Donna’s extensive experience in operations, risk management and technology, and her track record of delivering digital disruption and transformation projects for major financial services organisations globally will enable her to play a key role in BOQ’s own transformation as it continues to digitise it’s business and customer experience. Donna joined BOQ from IAG where she was Group General Manager, Group Digital and Group CIO, prior to that, she was Chief Operations and Information Officer of Westpac’s Institutional Bank for four and half years. Donna has also held many executive management roles at Citigroup over a span of fifteen years, including Regional CIO and Global Head of Technology Risk Management and held other senior management roles at Potter Warburg and was a Director at Country Natwest.
Group Executive BOQ Business
Brendan joined BOQ in April 2012 as the Group Executive for BOQ Business. Since joining BOQ, Brendan and his team have focused on re-invigorating the Business Bank through diversification by geography, industry sector and asset class. He is now responsible for all business bank lines nationally: Corporate & Property Finance, Business Banking, Agribusiness, Private Bank, Asset Finance & Leasing (BOQ Finance) and BOQ Specialist which services medical, dental and accountancy clientele. Prior to joining BOQ Brendan held various senior roles over a 10 year period at Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) including Executive General Manager of the Regional Commercial and Agribusiness Banking team nationally and the Global Head of Financial Markets Sales and Offshore Markets. Previously Brendan also held senior positions at Societe Generale and British Petroleum, where he gained extensive international experience over a 12 year period in Commodities Hedging and Financial Risk Management in the BP Finance and Treasury divisions in Australasia, US and the UK.