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 

The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) has announced the successful participants of its 2019 Young Ambassador Program - a Program that encourages and supports students and graduates to adopt a strong ethical foundation as they begin their careers in the banking and finance industry. 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.

Congratulations to the 2019 cohort, pictured here with Deputy Governor of the RBA Guy Debelle (back left) and The BFO Chairman Dr John Laker. The 2019 Young Ambassadors pictured left to right are: Danielle Simpson, Rabobank, Alex Long, BOQ, Alisa Doronina, ANU, Christina Wu, Westpac Institutional, Philip Joseph-Hauser, AMP Capital. Missing tonight from the event were Alex Green, Sydney University and Margarita Bodrina, Monash University. 

Video: The BFO 2019 Young Ambassador Event Highlights

Video: Deputy Governer of The RBA Guy Debelle on the power of the Oath


Video: Millenial expert Shadé Zahrai on working with purpose

Video: Hear from the Young Ambassadors on why The BFO is important

Video: 2018 Young Ambassadors self reflection project: I will serve all interests in good faith


The Young Ambassadors 2017/2018 Alumni

Highlights from 2017/2018 presentation Ready to watch now

In October 2017 the Ambassadors were announced at a ceremony conducted by Deputy Governor of The Reserve Bank, Guy Debelle (pictured, centre). Industry leaders attended the event and the Ambassadors were recognised for the contributions they make to the industry.


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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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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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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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 Wang

Michael has high regard for ethical behaviours in business as he feels any deviation from such behaviour can have great implications. Michael's main motivation to join BFO as a student ambassador is to develop more critical thought about how to better shape his own actions and behaviour in alignment with the Oath, and then have the capacity to guide others in a same light.

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Sam Batchelor

Through his active participation with student leadership and volunteering opportunities, Sam believes that you have to be the change you want to see in the world. He hopes that this opportunity will provide him with the framework to do so and assist in creating a financial culture that promotes a sustainable future. 

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