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Meet Cath

Cath Carver is Executive General Manager, Client Coverage at National Australia Bank. Cath’s previous roles at NAB include Acting Chief Customer Officer – Corporate and Institutional Banking and Executive General Manager, Corporate and Specialised Banking.

Before joining NAB in January 2016, Cath was Senior Managing Director, Institutional, Australia at ANZ Bank. Cath joined ANZ as Managing Director of Corporate Finance in 2005 before moving into Capital Markets in 2008, as the Global Head of Capital Markets. In 2010 she re-located to Hong Kong where she led the team responsible for providing debt capital markets solutions to ANZ’s Institutional and Financial Institution borrower base in 14 countries.

Prior to joining ANZ, Cathryn held senior management roles at Westpac: as Global Head of Capital Markets, General Manager Corporate Finance, and General Manager Global Industries Group. Cath’s career has also included six years with Macquarie Bank as Head of Capital Markets.

Outside of her day-to-day work at NAB, Cath is Deputy Chair of The Australia-Sino One Hundred Year Agricultural and Food Safety Partnership (ASA100) and a member of Chief Executive Women, an organisation representing over 300 of Australia’s most senior women leaders.


Meet Jon

Jon Davey is the Executive General Manager, Digital & Innovation at National Australia Bank. Jon joined NAB in 2009 and has worked in a number of technology and business roles with general management accountability. Prior to joining NAB, Jon was a founding partner in a consulting and software company focused on measuring the productivity of operations centres.

Jon has 18 years' experience in corporate and management consulting, primarily in the financial services and telecommunications industries. He has assisted many leading companies in Australia, Asia and the UK including ANZ, Telstra, Alcatel Lucent, American Express and Lloyds. Jon holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Science and a Bachelor of Education.


Meet Leigh

Leigh O’Neill is the Customer Executive, Business Direct and Small Business at the National Australia Bank. She leads a large team comprising direct and digital business customer services and relationship management for NAB’s small business customers.

Leigh has more than 16 years’ experience in financial services across the UK, US and Australia. Before her current role, Leigh was the Executive General Manager, Micro and Small Business at NAB. In this role she established the NAB Small Business Customer Advocacy Council, a group of industry influencers, representatives and business owners who provide strategic advice on NAB’s small business customer strategy and issues facing business customers. Leigh is also a member of the NAB Ventures Investment Committee.

Leigh has also held the role of General Manager, NAB Private Wealth Victoria where she led the team which provides highly personalised wealth solutions to high net worth clients.

Leigh is a strong advocate for corporate responsibility and has been a proponent for many of NAB’s programs around diversity and financial empowerment for women. Passionate about the arts, she is currently Chair of contemporary dance company Chunky Move and a Director on Melbourne Theatre Company’s Foundation Board. She is also a keen runner and has completed several marathons.

Leigh holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Nottingham University, Financial Planning Certificates and an Australian Diploma of Financial Services. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Meet Bill

Bill Bartee serves on the NAB Ventures Investment Committee. He is also a co-founder and Partner at Blackbird Ventures. Prior to Blackbird, Bill co-founded Southern Cross Venture Partners after helping to build early stage investing at Macquarie Bank. Bill was also the CEO of Mantara, a company that makes high performance, content-based message routing systems.

Bill has led investments in and/or served on the Boards of several market leading companies including Seek, Altium and Telera. Bill is a mentor at Startmate, Muru-D, and a Principal Lecturer at University of Sydney teaching lean start-up methodology to computer science, engineering and graduate students. He also helped design and deliver the first two accelerator programs at CSIRO.


Meet Angus

Angus Gilfillan joined NAB in 2014 in the role of Executive General Manager of Consumer Lending. He is responsible for leading mortgage lending, credit cards and personal loans as well as credit portfolio management and strategic growth.

Angus has more than 18 years of banking experience across product, retail, wholesale, wealth management and strategy.

Before NAB, he spent 17 years with ANZ in various roles including Head of Home Loans Product, Chief Operating Officer ANZ Private Wealth, Head of Strategy and Marketing Transaction Banking, and other senior positions in mergers and acquisitions and venture capital.

Angus holds a Masters in Business Administration (Melbourne Business School), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, and a Bachelor of Business.


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