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.

 

Andrew Brown

Chief Operating Officer
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.

 

Sarah McClure

Chief Digital and Marketing Officer
Sarah McClure joined Australian Military Bank in August of 2016 and is responsible for the Bank’s Digital, Marketing & Broker functions. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience within the Banking industry across Strategy, Digital, Marketing & Communications, Sales Channel Distribution and in driving large scale Digital Transformation projects. Prior to this, Sarah worked for major local and global banks and within the mutual sector. Sarah also holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM).
 

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 People and Culture
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.

 

Michael Grau-Veliz

Head of Risk and Compliance
Michael Grau-Veliz joined Australian Military Bank in June 2019 and is responsible for the overall management of the Bank’s risk and compliance functions. Michael has over 20 years’ experience within governance, risk and compliance across the financial services industry having held management positions with the NAB Group, KPMG, IAG, Westpac and most recently with regional credit union bcu.

 

Andrew Moebus

Head of Retail Distribution - Southern Division
Andrew Moebus joined Australian Military Bank in December of 2008 and is responsible for  Retail Distribution Southern Division covering ACT/Riverina, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory,   Western Australia and the RSL relationship.  Andrew has 20 years experience within Retail Banking across a range of other Banking institutions and holds a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking. Andrew has also held Board positions with ACTRSL and RMCGC (Royal Military College Golf Club) and is an Affiliate Member of the ACTRSL Peacekeepers sub branch

 

Matthew Craig

Head of Retail Distribution – Northern Division
Matthew Craig joined Australian Military Bank in March 2019, in the role of Head of Retail Distribution – Northern Division and is responsible for the NSW and QLD branch network, the RSA business channel and the Member Contact Centre. Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services / banking sector and has held roles at National Australia Bank within the Retail, Business and Corporate segments spanning 16 years and Uniting Financial Services in Institutional banking for 8 years. His experiences span from customer engagement through to senior management positions.

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