The BFO invites future leaders in financial services to be ambassadors for ethics

Monday 11 November, 2019

The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) has announced applications are now open for its Young Ambassador Program. The Program encourages and supports students and graduates to adopt a strong ethical foundation as they begin their careers in the banking and finance industry.

Recognising students as the future leaders of the banking and finance industry, The BFO Board each year selects six students, and young people new to the industry, who demonstrate a commitment to ethics in banking and finance.

The Young Ambassador Program offers the opportunity for young people to participate in a 12-month program, including training and development, exposure to industry leaders, full access to The BFO events and a chance to connect with an elder of the industry.

The BFO Executive Officer, Jodi O’Callaghan said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for young people passionate about making a difference in financial services to embed themselves in the principles The BFO stands for – ethics, integrity and trust – and take these with them throughout their careers.”

The BFO is working with universities to drive awareness of the Program and encourage students who are passionate about upholding strong ethical values as they embark on their career.

In collaboration with Entropico production house, the 2019 Young Ambassadors produced a powerful video on the importance of self-reflection and serving all interests in good faith – you can watch it here.

For more information about the Young Ambassador Program, visit

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.

Jodi O’Callaghan
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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.