Judith Downes

Executive-in-Residence

Accounting

Judith is a non-executive director with extensive experience in finance, banking and accounting.  She has been a director of Bank Australia since 2012, and chair of the board since 2014.  She retires from Bank Australia in November 2023.

She is currently a member of the board of the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership and chair of the Sentient Impact Group.

Judith has worked in senior executive and non-executive roles in banking, funds management, life insurance, medical technology, mining and property. She held senior roles at ANZ for 12 years, including CFO and COO for the Institutional Division and Group General Manager Finance.

Judith has been a member of both international and Australian bodies that are involved with the development of accounting standards, a director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, and chair of the Governing Board Forum of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values.