Board of Directors

A fresh approach.

Meet the Bank of Melbourne Board of Directors leading the way in delivering a better banking experience for Victorians.

Scott Tanner - Chief Executive, Bank of Melbourne

Scott Tanner

B.App Sci (Math) RMIT, FAICD, MBA (Melbourne Business School)

A highly regarded Melbourne business leader with 30 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry, Scott Tanner was appointed Chief Executive of Bank of Melbourne in 2011 and charged with re-launching the bank. Under Scott’s leadership, Bank of Melbourne has tripled its workforce, built an extensive branch network throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria and established strong ties with local communities.

Before joining Bank of Melbourne, Scott was a Director at global business consulting firm Bain & Company. After opening Bain’s Melbourne office in 2000, he led the firm’s Asia Pacific Financial Services Practice for 6 years.  Prior to this, Scott was with National Australia Bank as Head of Strategic Marketing and the Premium Customer division.

Melbourne born and bred, Scott has three children and is active in the Melbourne business, education and sports communities. He is Chair of Committee for Melbourne, Director of the Melbourne Business School and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Elizabeth Proust AO - Advisory Board Chairman

Elizabeth Proust AO


One of Melbourne’s leading business figures, Elizabeth Proust has held public and private sector leadership roles for more than 30 years.

Elizabeth is Chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chairman of Nestlé Australia, and a member of the JP Morgan Advisory Council. She is also Deputy Chairman of the Catholic Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

In 2010 Elizabeth was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration and business. The recognition acknowledges her contribution to government, private enterprise, the arts, charitable organisations, educational institutions, and her role as a mentor to women.

Elizabeth previously held senior roles at ANZ, BP’s Australian and international businesses, and in local, State and Federal Government.

She has had senior appointments in the Victorian Government, including as Secretary (CEO) of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department. She was also CEO of the City of Melbourne.

Peter Hawkins - Advisory Board

Peter Hawkins


Peter’s career in the banking and financial services industry spans 38 years in Australia and overseas at both the highest levels of management and directorship of major organisations. Peter has held various senior management and directorship positions with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, from 1971 to 2005, and was also a director for BHP (NZ) Steel Limited from 1990 to 1991, ING Australia Limited from 2002 to 2005 and Esanda Finance Corporation from 2002 to 2005.

Peter is a Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, Mirvac Limited Group, Liberty Finance Pty Limited, Treasury Corporation of Victoria, Murray Goulbourn Co-operative Co. Limited and Clayton Utz.

Nick Reade – Group General Manager, Regional Retail Banking and Chief Executive, BankSA

Nick Reade - Group General Manager

Nick has 25 years’ experience in funds management, stockbroking, retail and commercial banking. After starting his career at CommSec, he spent 14 years at ANZ in a number of senior positions in marketing, personal lending and credit cards, SME banking, corporate and commercial banking, and innovation.

Since joining BankSA as its Chief Executive in 2014, Nick has led a program of transformation, creating South Australia's bank for the future that focuses on customer experience, small business and innovation. Nick was appointed Group General Manager for Westpac Group’s regional brands (BankSA, Bank of Melbourne, and St.George) in August 2016.

He is a board member of Renew Adelaide and St Peter's Girls' School, and a Trustee on the Committee for Economic Development of Australia's SA/NT State Advisory Council.

Cathy Yuncken - General Manager, Business Banking St.George Group

Cathy Yuncken - General Manager

BComm, LLB

Cathy Yuncken has 25 years of experience in corporate, investment and commercial banking, across finance, capital markets, advisory and strategic leadership.

Cathy joined the Westpac Group in late 2014. She was appointed General Manager Business Banking for the St.George Group in October 2015. In this role, Cathy has responsibility for the business banking activities of St.George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. Prior to joining the Westpac Group, Cathy held a number of senior roles at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Bank of America, GE Capital and Barclays Capital.

Cathy is a Director of the St.George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation and is actively involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations including Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre. She is proud to be a mentor to high-potential young women. Cathy is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT Sloan in Boston.