Building Australia's most trusted business bank

Bringing back the craft of relationship banking

Small to medium sized businesses are vital to Australia yet despite their critical importance to our economy, some SME businesses aren’t getting the funding support they need and deserve. The craft of relationship banking to SMEs has largely been lost to the Australian economy as banks have industrialised and dehumanised their business models and have become fixated on property secured lending.

The Judo team, with experience at the highest levels of some of the world’s largest banks, saw an opportunity to do better.

Our name comes from the Judo Strategy, the art of defeating larger opponents by using size as an asset. We’re smaller and more nimble, so we can adapt quickly to help our customers seize opportunities and make the right decisions for their business.

Our Values

Our Judo Values are underpinned by our company wide commitment to the Banking and Finance Oath.

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Trust

The foundation of our purpose and our relationships

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Teamwork

We’re not a team of champions. We are a champion team.

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Accountability

Make the decision and own it. Do what you say.

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Performance

Make today better, stronger and faster than yesterday.

Our Oath

Importantly, underpinning our four core values, is Judo’s 100% commitment to the Banking and Finance Oath.


The Banking and Finance Oath is an effort to re-assert the ethical foundation of the banking and finance industry beyond regulation and compliance, by broadening expectations and discussion to include ethics, integrity, honesty and trust.

We believe adhering to these ethics combined with living our Judo Values will create better outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve. This is why all of our team personally sign The Oath when joining Judo.

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Meet the team

At Judo, relationships come first, they are at the heart of everything we do. It's what the business is built on.

Tim Alexander
Chief Operating Officer

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Glen Appleby
Chief Information Security Officer

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Chris Bayliss
Chief Financial Officer

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Angelina Bernal
Director, Broker Relationships

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Niko Bielovich
General Manager
Technology Operations

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Hannah Borash
Business Information Analyst

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Megan Bradby
Head of Third Party
Relationships

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Brett Buccilli
Director Relationships

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Jacqui Colwell
Chief Risk Officer

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Karen Davis
Executive Assistant to CEOs

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Graham Dickens
Chief Technology Officer

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Joanne Dominelli
Director Relationships

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Elvis Gaboyo
Risk Reporting Analyst

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Steven Flinn
Director Customer Credit

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Daniel Fornarino
Operations Analyst

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Mark Glenny
Manager Third Party

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Alice Gao
Graduate Accountant

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Simon Hardiman
Director Relationships

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Milton Harris
General Manager Risk

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Joseph Healy
Co-CEO

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Michael Heath
Treasurer

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Mal Hiscock
Chief Capital Management Officer

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David Hornery
Co-CEO

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Jayne Rennie
Director Relationships

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Julian Saheed
Director Relationships

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Karen Thieu
Director Relationships

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Kate Keenan
Chief Marketing Officer

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Elena Khatountseva
Operations and Assurance Manager

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Sam Kozaris
Operations Analyst

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Le Tran
Director Third Party
Relationships

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Jason Maletic
Head of Compliance and
Regulatory Affairs

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Con Maligeorges
Operations Associate

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Mandy Jiang
Managing Director Asia

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Matt Hocking
Digital Marketing Manager

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Sophie McDonald
Finance Manager

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Emily McKellar
Finance Operations Manager

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David McNabb
Head of Risk Projects and Change

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Sarah Medica
Director Relationships

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Michael Borlase
Director Relationships

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Brenton Moroney
Director Relationships

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Jeff Nel
Head of Platforms

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George Obeid
Managing Director
Third Party

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Chris Oliver
Head of Asset Finance

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Andreas Piefke
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

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Tracey Plowman
Head of Product Operations

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Cecile Scott
Head of HR

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Sharon Sims
Head of Risk Appetite
Reporting and Model Management

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Heloise Syme
Business Associate

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Terrence Medford
Director Relationships

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Darrel Thomas
General Manager Service
Quality Operations and Assurance

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Kartina Thompson
Director Relationships

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Nick Thorpe
General Manager Risk

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Vu Tran
Director Relationships

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Ben Tuszynski
Director Relationships

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Alex Twigg
Chief Information Officer

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Frank Versace
Managing Director Relationships

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Xavier Chapman
Corporate finance manager

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Abdul Khalil Bin Ali
Non-Executive Director

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Fi Bendall
Non-Executive Independent Director

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The Hon Bruce Billson
Non-Executive Independent Director

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David Fite
Non-Executive Director

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John Fraser
Non-Executive Independent Director

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Joseph Healy
Co-CEO

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Peter Hodgson
Chairman

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David Hornery
Co-CEO

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Stan Kolenc
Non-Executive Director

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Geoff Lord
Non-Executive Independent Director

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Haijin (Robert) Zhang
Non-Executive Director

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Join the team

Moving to work at Judo has been one of the best decisions I have made. Having the opportunity to build an organisation from a greenfield, with like-minded people and an aspiration to make a difference to SMB in Australia, is fantastic. We have done so much more in far less time than I ever expected, and this through the application of the philosophy and culture of Judo and most importantly of all, together. The team at Judo is drawn from across industries, making it a melting pot of different perspectives and ideas. Everyday something new emerges from that pot and makes you go “wow!”. Why did I move to Judo? Because at Judo we can make a difference.

Graham Dickens, Technology

After 17 years of working in large corporates I made the choice to move to, at the time, a start up Bank named Judo. This change was based on a desire to want to take more control of my career as well as a want to see a direct impact of my work on customers and the community. Within hours of my first day I felt free from the shackles inherent in a large company. Judo provides the freedom to do your job to the best of your ability amongst a group of like minded people that are not just work colleagues but close friends who share a common goal that is delivered via expertise with a good dose of fun and laughter. Everybody has your back as you have theirs, knowledge and capability are used as functions to learn as opposed to mechanism to climb a ladder. By joining Judo I didn’t just join a company, I joined a family.

Darrel Thomas, Operations