Executive Team

Our Executive Management Team brings together a range of skill sets and experience to meet the needs of our members and drive business growth.

Executive Management Team

Meet our Executive Team


John Ford

Chief Executive Officer

John Ford joined Australian Military Bank in March 2013 and has overall responsibility for the operations of Australian Military Bank. John has 25 years experience working in banks, building societies and credit unions including 10 years experience as a CEO. He has a strong commitment to promoting competition in the financial services sector and has a track record of supporting innovation.

John is a recent Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He has a Bachelor of Arts (Human Geography), a Graduate Diploma of Business Studies and an Advanced Diploma in Superannuation. John is also a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services (FIFS), Australasian Mutual’s Institute and a Member of ASFA.
 

Joa De Wet

Head of Finance

Joa De Wet joined Australian Military Bank in July 2013 and is responsible for the finance, treasury and product functions of Australian Military Bank. Joa is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in the financial services industry having previously worked at IOOF, Colonial First State, Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While being employed with Australian Military Bank Joa has held the position of Head of Strategy & Risk and most recently Head of Finance.
 

Bernadette Gates

Head of Human Resources

Bernadette Gates joined Australian Military Bank in January 2013, in the role of Human Resources Manager. Bernadette has a background in both the fast moving consumer goods industry as well as the finance industry. She has over 20 years of experience not only within the Human Resources function, but also as a Project Leader for Change during a number of company mergers. She is responsible for Australian Military Bank’s overall people development and culture strategy.

 

Greg Ferris

Head of Distribution and Marketing

Greg Ferris joined Australian Military Bank in March 2015 and is responsible for the overall management of the organisation’s distribution channels. Greg has over 20 years experience working with regional financial institutions, large international banks and finance companies. During this time, he has held various executive roles in strategic sales management, marketing and people management. Greg is an advocate for constant improvement and has a track record of being able to enhance customer experience through delivering change with innovation and technology.
 

Andrew Brown

Head of Credit

Andrew Brown joined Australian Military Bank in November 2012 and is responsible for the overall management of the organisation’s credit function. Andrew has over ten years’ credit related experience, with particular focus on underwriting, collections and litigation. While being employed with Australian Military Bank Andrew has held the position of Collection Manager, Consumer Lending Manager and most recently Head of Credit. Prior to this Andrew worked for Collection House holding the position of Banking and Finance Manager for 5 years.
 

John Knezevic 

Head of IT and Member Services

John Knezevic initially joined Australian Military Bank in July 2013 and is now responsible for Information Technology and Member Services. With over 20 years of financial services experience at both strategic and operational level, John has previously worked for Commonwealth Bank and ING Direct and has expertise in managing and developing direct channels, operations, customer relations, marketing and product management. John is dedicated to achieving operational excellence through innovation and process improvement, and ensures Member experience is always front of mind.

 

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