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.

Young Ambassador Program - Now taking applications for 2017/2018 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 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.  

Specifically, The BFO Young Ambassadors will have the following opportunities:
·       Participation in a 12-month program
·       A personal tour of the office of a Bank/Financial Institution
·       An invitation to a BFO Like-minded Lunch, hosted by an industry leader with senior banking executives in attendance
·       A private conversation with an Industry ‘Elder’, a respected retired member of the banking and finance industry
·       Free tickets to BFO events for Ambassadors and one friend
·       Participation in a 1 day ‘Vision Workshop’ where the Ambassadors work together to develop a concept
·       The opportunity to present to the BFO Board and Policy Council
The BFO Young Ambassadors will be expected to champion the Oath at their universities and in their own networks, 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 Young Ambassador should:
·       Be in their penultimate or final year of study
·       Be thoughtful and known for their good judgment
·       Have actively pursued leadership opportunities
·       Have an interest in ethics
·       Intend to work in the banking and finance industry
·       Be a signatory of the Oath (Note a student rate of $10 is available at
Application Process
Interested applicants are required to complete The BFO Youth Ambassadors Application Form.
The Application Form covers the following:
-       Personal contact details
-       Details of involvement in community or social movements
-       Experience and skills that demonstrate ethical leadership
-       250-300 words on ‘What inspired you to apply to be a BFO Youth Ambassador?’
-       A concise Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
Key Dates
Applications Open:     Now
Applications Close:     Friday 11th of August 2017


Applicants will be shortlisted with the Board of The BFO deciding on a minimum of two Young Ambassadors for 2017-18.

Highlights from 2016/2017 presentation Ready to watch now

The Young Ambassadors for 2016/2017 


Amy Rodda

With a strong interest in economics and social issues, Amy wishes to pursue a career in banking and finance that will utilise her strengths to financially empower societies. She sees the BFO as a positive platform to promote and improve ethical behaviour throughout the banking and finance industry, facilitating a sustainable future for the industry and society alike.

Read more about Amy.

Yaishvi Roopnarain

As an ambassador Yashvi looks forward to encouraging the future of banking and finance professionals, to complete all their ethical duties towards all stakeholders in good faith. By sharing the values of The BFO,Yashvi hopes to contribute to building a sustainable future by encouraging socially responsible investing.

Read more about Yaishvi.


Treshan Fernando

Treshan was inspired to become an ambassador in an effort not only to promote the best moral and ethical principles which are expected of those who work in the finance and banking industry, but also to promote the moral and ethical principles which he expects in himself.

Read more about Treshan.