The Oath

Trust is the foundation of my profession.

I will serve all interests in good faith.
I will compete with honour.
I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
I will help create a sustainable future.
I will help create a more just society.
I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision

A banking and finance industry that
meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.

Industry Young Ambassador Program 

The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) will soon be announcing the successful participants of its 2019 Industry Young Ambassador Program - a Program that encourages and supports graduates and young people already in the workforce to adopt a strong ethical foundation as they begin their careers in the banking and finance industry. 

In recognition of the fact that the students of today are the future leaders of the industry The BFO Board, Chaired by John F. Laker (former Chairman of APRA) and The BFO Policy Council, Chaired by Simon McKeon wish to create a closer alliance with universities and students.  

Against the backdrop of The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services, there is an opportunity for individuals with strong ethical principles and integrity to assert themselves, reflect on what they want to stand for as a future leader, and consider how they can contribute to the betterment of the industry going forward.


Industry Young Ambassadors 2017/18

In October 2017 the Ambassadors were announced at a ceremony conduicted by Deputy Governor of The Reserve Bank, Guy Debell (pictured, centre). Industry leaders attendended the event and the Ambassadors and all young people were recognised for the contributions they make to the industry.

Highlights from 2017/2018 presentation Ready to watch now

Ranie Nguyen

Ranie is keen to collaborate with the other Industry Young Ambassadors to promote the idea of professional excellence and championing ethical behaviour to serve the greater good of the financial industry.

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Michael Leung

Michael shares the vision of the Banking and Finance Oath, which is to distil a set of guiding principles for ethical behaviour and a moral compass that guides decision making at a personal level. 

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Zoe Parkin

Zoe believes that everyone in an organization, regardless of position or role, has the opportunity to positively impact an organization’s culture and reputation.  She is a strong advocate of the core principles of the BFO and is going to be an invaluable contribution to the ambassador program  

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Elpitha Stavropoulos

Elpitha is committed to contributing to a changing financial system; change that brings awareness of both individual and organisational responsibilities to our society.

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