Customers affected by NSW and Victorian Lockdowns

Our mission is to support and stand behind our customers, and that’s exactly what we are doing. We are acutely aware of the challenges facing SME businesses by the recent NSW and Victorian lockdowns and the resulting wave of uncertainty this can bring.

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.

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.

Our Values

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



Say what you’re going to do. Then do what you say you’re going to do.


Continuously improve. Increase your capabilities. Be a constant learner.


Sum of whole is greater than its parts. Commitment to synergistic behaviours that value Judo success over individual performance.


Be real and genuine. Tell the truth. Let people know where you stand. Use simple language. Call things what they are. Demonstrate integrity.

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

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.
Sonia Mohanan
Head of PMO
Chris Bayliss
Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Elvis Gaboyo
Manager Risk Appetite and Risk Reporting
Angelina Bernal
Head of Third Party Services
Megan Bradby
Head of Asset Finance
Brett Buccilli
Regional Director
Avijit Chowdhury
Data and Insights Engineer
Alia Galatis
Head of Project Delivery
Abraham Reyes
Security Analyst
Peter Hodgson
(Tony) Hui Diao
Non-Executive Director
Mette Schepers
Non-Executive Independent Director
David Fite
Non-Executive Director
Manda Trautwein
Non-Executive Independent Director
Geoff Lord
Non-Executive Independent Director
John Fraser
Non-Executive Independent Director
Stan Kolenc
Non-Executive Director
Mal McHutchison
Non-Executive Director

“Joining Judo as a graduate has been a fantastic introduction to the banking industry. The business has big ambitions and operates as a tight knit community. This makes Judo an amazing place to work and learn. The team are hungry to problem solve, always staying focussed on providing the best experience to the customer. This approach creates an empowering experience for all. Purpose driven organizations have an energy in the way they work, that gives clarity to the strategy, every day. The Judo Way is to make a difference to both the industry and to all of our customers. Judo's flat structure has provided a unique opportunity for me to learn from experienced senior leaders. I have grown into a more rounded professional, with a greater understanding of Judo’s first and second line business functions. Being so close to the decision makers and observing how they operate, whilst mastering my own role, provides a great insight to the craft of relationship banking. This would be impossible in a big business. In a rapidly growing organisation, the question is always ‘what’s next?’. To make a difference is always an exciting proposition."

Sam Kozaris Risk Analyst

“Judo has become my family. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of it. I feel privileged to say that it is truly a joy coming to work. I adore the culture, the people, what we are building and what we are bringing to SME businesses. I have always enjoyed the various roles I have held across other financial institutions. That said, Judo is different. The passion to make a difference really stands out. The efforts of each and evert team are tireless, always friendly and I learn something new, every single day. There is a sense of belonging at Judo; you never feel alone.”

Elena Khatountseva Operations and Assurance Manager