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Bank Australia welcomes Dr Marcus Thompson AM to the board

March 1, 2024
January 17, 2023

Bank Australia has today announced the appointment of Dr Marcus Thompson as a Non-Executive Director.

Bank Australia has today announced the appointment of Dr Marcus Thompson as a Non-Executive director.

Bank Australia Chair Judith Downes welcomed Marcus to the board.  “We are pleased to appoint Marcus as a director of Bank Australia and believe that his significant experience in cybersecurity and information technology projects is a welcome addition to our board.”

“As our customers increasingly use digital banking services, cybersecurity is an important focus for our bank. Marcus brings invaluable experience and expertise to the board’s oversight of cybersecurity risk management.”

“Having worked as an advisor to our board in recent years, Marcus has a strong understanding of the values of our bank, our customers, and our aspirations as a purpose driven business.”

“On behalf of all of our customers I’m pleased to welcome Marcus to the Bank Australia Board.”

On joining the Bank Australia Board Marcus said that he was impressed by Bank Australia’s commitment to creating positive impact for people and planet.

“I’m excited to be joining the board of Bank Australia and being part of its evolution as a purpose driven business.”

“I’ve worked closely with the board and executive team since 2020, and it’s been evident Bank Australia understands the critical role of managing cybersecurity risk and other evolving challenges in banking.

“I look forward to working with the board, staff and customers as a director of the bank.”

Marcus will join the Bank Australia Board in January after a long and distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force where he served in a variety of command, regimental and Special Operations appointments.

Marcus holds a number of postgraduate qualifications including a PhD in Cyber Security from the University of New South Wales, and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from Deakin University.

Marcus was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2014 and has since founded Cyber Compass Pty Ltd, an independent advisory focused on improving cybersecurity across many businesses, including Macquarie Telecom Group, NAB, Macquarie Bank, and Melbourne Business School.

He is also the Board Chair of Penten, and the Board Chair of ParaFlare.

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