Momentum grows for Banking and Finance Oath as ANZ's Shayne Elliott and David Ginski sign

Tuesday 16 August, 2016
Momentum to sign the Banking and Finance Oath is growing among top banking executives with ANZ Banking Group's chief executive Shayne Elliott and chairman David Gonski the latest to sign up to the initiative to lift ethical standards in the industry

Mr Elliott and Mr Gonski join National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn and chairman Ken Henry in signing the BFO, which is chaired by former Australian Prudential Regulation Authority chairman John Laker.

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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.