AIBF Regional Executive Officers

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The AIBF has eight regional offices across Australia and New Zealand, staffed by experienced financial services professionals whose role is to promote the institute actively and to serve members.

Regional executive officers are supported by active committees from all sectors of the financial services profession. These committees work with AIBF representatives to ensure the provision of high quality and relevant professional development functions. They also ensure that there is a continued strong and robust link between the profession and the institute in their region.

The regional executive officers (REOs) are:

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Ros Malouf

Contact: acteo@aibf.com or phone 02 6242 8306

Ros Malouf joined the AIBF in May 2003 after a short "retirement" from the working ranks whilst having her second child.

Ros brings experience with people management from her five years of community education on recycling and also five years with the National Austrtalia Bank in the ACT. Ros has implemented a successful Young Professional program and will introduce training this year. Under Ros' guidance, quality speakers have enhanced the professional development functions, which could not have been done without the support of a motivated committee.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Colin Wise FAIBF Graham Mackie FAIBF

Contact: nsweo@aibf.com or phone 02 9252 1122

Between them, Colin Wise and Graham Mackie share 73 years of banking service with Westpac. Since joining the institute, Colin (in 1998) and Graham (2002) have introduced an extensive range of professional development functions for Sydney members and non-members.

They have also built up an impressive group of trainers who provide training courses at the AIBF offices in Pitt 5treet, or in-house at client offices.

Colin and Graham are looking to extend the NSW offerings in the year ahead to include functions in Parramatta, Wollongong and Newcastle.

NEW ZEALAND--WELLINGTON

Kevin Bracken FAIBF

Contact: welleo@aibf.co.nz or phone 0011 64 4 473 5069

Kevin had 29 years of service with ANZ Banking Group (New Zealand) Ltd and joined the institute in October 1999 after the merger of the Banking Institute of New Zealand and the AIBF in August 1999. He is responsible for south of Taupo and the South Island. Functions are held at a wide range of cities including Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch. Dunedin and Invercargill.

He would welcome member thoughts on possible speakers and topics--and new cities if the demand is there.

NEW ZEALAND--AUCKLAND

Rob Carthew FAIBF

Contact: auckeo@aibf.co.nz or phone 0011 64 9 575 2015

Rob has his own management and banking consultancy business, focussing on assisting development bankers in the Asia Pacific region as well as undertaking domestic assignments.

As part of this consultancy he has run AIBF from Taupo northwards since 1998, staging regular lunches in various cities.

He also established the annual AIBF Dinner in Auckland, which has grown to be the largest networking and social occasion for the financial services industry in New Zealand. …