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 - Now taking applications for 2017/18 program.

The BFO ( is an initiative founded by Industry leaders and affiliated with The Ethics Centre. The Oath contains a set of commitments that individuals can adopt and apply as personal principles in their work.
In recognition of the fact that the young people 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 between current and future leaders. 
The BFO Industry Young Ambassadors will have the following opportunities:
·       An invitation to attend a BFO Like-minded Lunch, hosted by an industry leader with senior executives from a range of banks and financial institutions in attendance
·       A one-on-one meeting with an Industry ‘Elder’, a respected retired member of the banking and finance industry
·       Participation in a 1 day ‘Vision Workshop’ where the Ambassadors work together to develop a concept to present to the BFO Board
·       A personal introduction to the BFO Board and Policy Council
·       Free tickets to BFO events for Ambassadors and one friend
The BFO Industry Young Ambassadors will be expected to champion The Oath in their workplace and network; this will include willingness to speak at events and forums.
Selection Criteria
We are seeking a combination of qualities in our Ambassadors; most important is a commitment to an ethical and just society.
Specifically a BFO Industry Young Ambassador should:
·       Be a graduate or under the age of 30
·       Be thoughtful and known for their good judgment
·       Have actively pursued leadership opportunities
·       Have an interest in ethics
·       Work in the banking and finance industry
·       Be a signatory of the Oath (performed online at
Application Process
Interested applicants are required to complete The BFO Young Industry Ambassadors Application Form available on The BFO website
Applicants will be shortlisted with the Board of The BFO deciding on a minimum of two Young Industry Ambassadors for 2017-18.
Applications Open:     Now
Applications Close:     Friday 11th August 2017



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Industry Young Ambassadors 2016/17


Dominic Tran

Dominic believes that the values espoused by The Banking and Finance Oath align with his own ethical convictions. Dominic's decision to start his career at APRA was, in large, motivated by his desire to 'create a more just society.

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Tram Bui

Tram Bui believes socially responsible behaviour is fundamental for every business’ success. She is inspired to be a BFO Industry Young Ambassador as she believes dealing with ethics in the banking industry is incredibly important as banks play a crucial role in the economy. 

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April Buckley

Experience tells us that without change, we can’t expect transformation. April is thrilled to be a part of a program that supports the extension of accountability and decision-making to encompass integrity, honesty, trust and ethics across the industry.

Read more about April.