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Nov 14, 2021

Victoria Weekes has had a long, impressive, and principled board career.  She is an accomplished non-executive director with experience across a diverse range of business sectors in listed and major private and public sector organizations.

Migrating to Australia at the age of two, she spent much of her teenage years on the family’s rural property where she learned to muster cattle. Victoria went on to complete a law commerce degree and then joined a major law firm, however she soon realized that private practice was not her cup of tea.  After just six months she jumped at the opportunity to move into finance, where she forged a successful executive career in banking and financial services, with C suite roles in ASX10 and major listed international companies including Citigroup and Westpac.

Victoria started her board journey at a young age after making a deliberate decision, so she could use her business and strategic skills across diverse sectors.  Her first board role was with Cure Brain Cancer. While finding the initial transition challenging, she went on to establish an enviable portfolio.

She was recently appointed to the Board and Audit & Risk Chair of Alcidion (ASX:ALC), a leading healthcare technology provider and is the immediate past Chair of Sydney Local Health District and former Chair of OnePath Custodians, ANZ’s $45b retail public offer superannuation fund acquired by the IOOF in 2020.    She is current Deputy Chair of SGCH Community Housing; a member of the Library Council of NSW since January 2019; and President of FINSIA - among her current roles.

A passionate advocate for gender equality, Victoria was a founder and the inaugural Chair of the Australian Gender Equality Council, a role which she discusses with passion and heart.

She talks openly to Claire about her period of renewal, surviving the witness box in the Banking Role Commission, the importance of establishing and consistently following your values, humility and how we really haven’t come as far as we think with the gender pay gap.

 

LinkedIn: Victoria Weekes | Claire Braund (host)

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