Australian Bankers' Association Inc.

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There are 15 members of the ABA Council. The Council is led by the Chairman, Brian Hartzer, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Westpac Group, and the Deputy Chairman, Mike Hirst, Managing Director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. The ABA’s Council provides guidance and leadership to the ABA on policy issues which affect the banking and financial sector.

ABA Council members

AMP Bank Limited  Michael Lawrence
ANZ Banking Group Limited Michael Smith
Australian Bankers’ Association Steven Münchenberg
Bank of Queensland Limited Jon Sutton
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited Mike Hirst
Citigroup Pty Ltd Stephen Roberts
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ian Narev
HSBC Bank Australia Limited Tony Cripps
ING Bank (Australia) Limited Vaughn Richtor
Macquarie Bank Limited Mary Reemst
Members Equity Bank Pty Limited Jamie McPhee
National Australia Bank Limited Andrew Thorburn
Rabobank Australia Limited Thos Gieskes
Suncorp-Metway Limited John Nesbitt
Westpac Banking Corporation Brian Hartzer

As at 29/04/2015


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