Aussie businesses need a lending hand

Aussie businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy, but many SMEs don’t have access to the funding they need and the service they deserve. Until now.

There's a 90 billion dollar funding gap...

Judo Bank commissioned The SME Banking Insights Report in 2018. This is an independent survey that talked to 1,750 SME’s on their experience when it comes to borrowing money, which found there was an $90 billion funding gap.

The Judo Bank team, with experience at the highest levels of some of the world’s largest banks, saw an opportunity to give Aussie businesses a fairer go.

What’s with the name? Judo Strategy is the art of using size and agility to outwit larger opponents.

Judo Bank is built to be fast and nimble, helping our customers capitalise on the right opportunities, opportunities they might otherwise have missed.
Learn more about the Judo Strategy

Our Values

Our Judo Bank Values are underpinned by our company-wide commitment to the Banking and Finance Oath.


The foundation of our purpose, the core of our relationships.


We’re not a team of champions. We are a champion team.


Make the decision and own it. Keep your promises.


Make today better, stronger and faster than yesterday.

Our oath

Underpinning our four core values is Judo Bank’s 100% commitment to the Banking and Finance Oath.

The Banking and Finance Oath is an effort to re-assert the ethical foundation of the banking and finance industry beyond regulation and compliance, by broadening expectations and discussion to include ethics, integrity, honesty and trust.

We believe adhering to these ethics, combined with our Judo Bank values, will create brighter outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve. This is why each member of our team personally signs The Oath when joining Judo Bank.

Meet the team

At Judo Bank, relationships come first, they are at the heart of everything we do. It's what the business is built on.
Chris Bayliss
Chief Financial Officer
Glen Appleby
Chief Information Security Officer
Elvis Gaboyo
Risk Reporting Analyst
Alex Twigg
Chief Information Officer
Hannah Borash
Angelina Bernal
Director, Broker Relationships
Megan Bradby
Head of Third Party Relationships
Jacqui Colwell
Chief Risk Officer
Brett Buccilli
Director Relationships
Abdul Khalil Bin Ali
Non-Executive Director
The Hon Bruce Billson
Non-Executive Independent Director
David Fite
Non-Executive Director
Geoff Lord
Non-Executive Independent Director
John Fraser
Non-Executive Independent Director
Mette Schepers
Non-Executive Director
Manda Trautwein
Non-Executive Director
Peter Hodgson
Robert Zhang Haijin
Non-Executive Director
Stan Kolenc
Non-Executive Director