It’s been a long time coming following Gail Kelly’s retirement, but another woman will finally take the helm of one of Australia’s largest banks.
That’s thanks to the appointment of Marnie Baker as the next managing director of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank, the fifth largest retail bank in Australia.
It’s also been a long time coming for Baker. She’s an almost 30 year veteran of the bank after first joining in 1989.
Baker’s spent more than two decades in the executive team, most recently as Chief Customer Officer, and has held numerous leadership roles including across digital strategy, capital markets, tech and payments systems, and treasury.
Baker will replace Mike Hirst, who leaves after nine years in the role.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Baker said she was “extremely excited by the opportunity”.
Baker will take leave from April before officially starting in the role on July 2.