General David Morrison joins BFO Like-Minded Lunch

Wednesday 2 September, 2015
An invitation only formal lunch for 20 senior leaders by The BFO Board, Policy Council and signatories. This lunch will be hosted by Pauline Vamos, CEO ASFA with special guest General David Morrison.
Location: Details by invitation.

An invitation only formal lunch for 20 senior leaders nominated by The BFO Board, Policy Council and signatories. Special guest speaker is Rt Lt General David Morrison.

The BFO would encourage signatories to nominate colleagues who you would like to introduce to The Oath.


General Morrison concluded his 36 year career and appointment as Australia’s Chief of Army in May 2015.

In his tenure at the top of Australia’s Army, David has faced many leadership challenges but he is probably best known for his strong public stance on gender equality and leading cultural change in large organisations.

The Australian Financial Review named David Morrison as one of Australia’s leading influences on culture in 2014 and Boss Magazine included him in its top dozen leaders in Australia in the same year.

Like-Minded Lunch Series rationale

The Board and Policy Council of the Banking and Finance Oath, comprised of recognised industry leaders, appreciate the importance of providing development opportunities, support and encouragement for the future leaders of the industry.
The Like-minded Lunch Series is a formal lunch, hosted by a board or policy council member. Individuals from the industry at the manager level that have been recognised for their leadership, ethics and good decision-making are invited to attend the lunch at the request of the board, CEO or a senior executive from their organisation.
The format of a Like-minded Lunch involves an introduction by the host, including an overview of their career path, noting the ethical challenges and triumphs. Each lunch has a special guest from another industry that has demonstrated ethical leadership.
The Like-minded Lunch provides an opportunity for future leaders to meet like-minded individuals and form friendships and networks to support them as they progress in their career.
The lunches are exclusive events, by invitation only, held four times per year. Like-minded Lunch comprises a collection of individuals from up to 10 organisations with a maximum of 20 seats per lunch.

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.