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Bank of Melbourne today announced the appointment of Michelle Winzer as Chief Executive, succeeding Scott Tanner.

Michelle brings wide-ranging experience across financial services to the role, including retail and business banking, sales, distribution, product and operations. She joins Bank of Melbourne from the retail banking division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, having previously held senior roles at BankWest and Westpac Group. She will take over as Chief Executive on 19 June, 2017.

Bank of Melbourne Chairman Elizabeth Proust said Michelle’s customer focus, deep industry experience and proven ability to build and lead high-performing teams made her the right person to succeed Scott Tanner as Chief Executive.

“Michelle is passionate about diversity, customer service and being involved in local communities,” Ms Proust said. “We are delighted that she has agreed to lead Bank of Melbourne through its next exciting phase of growth and success.”

Scott Tanner will step down after 6 years as Chief Executive, allowing him to complete the transition to Chief Operating Officer of Consumer Bank at Westpac Group, which was announced last year.

George Frazis, Chief Executive of Consumer Bank at Westpac Group thanked Scott for his leadership of Bank of Melbourne since 2011. “Scott has done an incredible job leading a team that’s built a local banking success story,” Mr Frazis said.

“As well as investing in the state and employing more than 1,200 Victorians, Bank of Melbourne has developed long-standing partnerships with the organisations and events that make this one of the world’s most liveable destinations. We are looking forward to Michelle continuing Scott and the team’s great work supporting our customers and communities across Victoria.”


Media Inquiries:

Fleur Leyden, Bank of Melbourne Corporate Affairs - 0413 598 477

Helen Aynbund, Bank of Melbourne Corporate Affairs – 0402 227 881