Martin has a 28 year career across diverse banking institutions both nationally and internationally. This includes senior executive roles in retail, commercial, corporate and specialist banking areas. He most recently held the position of State Manager (Queensland and Western Australia) at St George Bank. He has also acted as Regional Manager of Clydesdale Bank in London and Manchester. Martin commenced his current role with Wide Bay Australia Ltd (now Auswide Bank Ltd) in February 2013 and is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations and business strategy. Auswide Bank was Australia’s 10th listed bank. Martin and his leadership team immediately embarked on an aggressive 3 year strategic plan to reform and re-energise the company. This includes building the dedicated 3rd party broker channel, improving products, increased capability in technology and achieving ‘bank status’- a goal which was realised in April 2015. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Murdoch University and an MBA from The University of Western Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and the Chief Executive Offi cer Institute. On a personal note, Martin enjoys spending time with his family who relocated to Bundaberg. He is also a keen bike rider for fi tness and pleasure.