Leadership 2017

WiBF is led by the 12 members of its Board, and its Executive Management team. 

WiBF Board

  • Julie Hunter
    President Julie Hunter, CBA

    Julie Hunter is a Managing Director in the Institutional Banking & Markets division at CBA. She is charged with transforming the Institutional Lending business on an end-to-end basis.

  • Christina Tonkin
    Vice-President Christina Tonkin, ANZ

    Christina Tonkin is Managing Director, Loans & Specialised Finance. Christina has over 20 years' experience in specialised lending and loan syndications.

  • Josephine Majewski
    Treasurer Josephine Majewski, Citi Australia & New Zealand’s Corporate and Investment Banking

    Josephine Majewski is a Director and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Citi Australia & New Zealand’s Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) division.

  • Joanna Bushby
    Secretary Joanna Bushby

    Joanna is a professional non-executive director with previous senior executive roles as Treasurer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Global Head of AUD and NZD Trading at Deutsche Bank.

  • George Boubouras
    George Boubouras, Contango Asset Management

    George is the Chief Investment Officer at Contango Asset Management. He has over 25 years experience in financial services.

  • Su-Lin Ong
    Su-Lin Ong, RBC

    Su-Lin Ong is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets and Head of Economics & Fixed Income Strategy for Australia/NZ.

  • Marla Brefka Heller
    Marla Brefka Heller

    Marla Brefka Heller is a respected senior banking executive with over 25 years of international experience. Her career is distinguished by the progressively responsible leadership roles she has held in the Asia Pacific and Australasian regions as well as in the United States.

  • Francesca Rush
    Francesca Rush, Clayton UTZ

    Fran is a finance lawyer, with 25 years' experience in property and commercial finance. She has acted for lenders, borrowers and insolvency practitioners, and advised clients in relation to asset and project structuring, finance and lending related issues.

  • Erin Tinker
    Erin Tinker, Macquarie Bank

    Erin Tinker is a Division Director and Head of Platforms for Macquarie Business Banking. Erin has a passion for delivering business growth through platform and marketplace business models, relationships and investments.

  • Kate Birchall
    Kate Birchall, National Australia Bank

    Kate Birchall is the Head of Capital Optimisation and Collateral, FICC at National Australia Bank.. Kate has worked at Lloyds Banking Group, CIBC, ANZ and UBS in London and Sydney.

  • Anita O'Brien
    Anita O'Brien, Deutsche Bank

    Anita O'Brien is the Head of Investment Grade Origination, Debt Capital Markets in Deutsche Bank

  • Adrienne Bloom
    Adrienne Bloom, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Adrienne Bloom is Managing Director, Financial Institutions and Government at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Executive Management

  • Amanda Dobbie
    Chief Executive Officer Amanda Dobbie

    Amanda Dobbie has been the CEO of WiBF since 2013. Prior to this, Amanda was the Managing Director of Bloomberg's Australian and New Zealand operations.

  • Raji Ambikairajah
    Chief Operating Officer Raji Ambikairajah

    Dr. Raji Ambikairajah has been the Chief Operating Officer of WiBF since 2015. She has spent most of her career in the technology start-up and venture capital space and holds a PhD in electrical engineering.