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The best people, underpinned by leading technology and category breaking processes. Judo Bank’s unique, ‘high-touch, high-tech’ model provides Australian SME businesses with an industry leading offering big banks just can’t deliver.

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Our values

Our Judo Bank values drive our culture and support our purpose to become Australia’s most trusted SME business bank.

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We are a challenger business bank determined to lead the way forward. We own our decisions, and we do what we say.

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We are building a strong bank delivering successful outcomes. We strive to make today better, stronger and more productive than yesterday.

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The sum of the whole is greater than its parts. A one-to-one relationship bank that works hand in hand with our customers.

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Trust is the foundation of our business and core to our relationships. We value trust above all else, without it we lose our purpose.

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.

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Annual Reviews

At Judo Bank, relationships come first, they are at the heart of everything we do. It's what the business is built on.


Chief Executive Officer


Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer


Chief People & Culture Officer


Chief Operating Officer


General Counsel and Company Secretary


Chief Relationship Officer


Chief Third Party Officer


Chief Marketing Officer


Chief Risk Officer



John Fraser2

Non-Executive Independent Director

 Manda Trautwein

Non-Executive Independent Director

 Mette Schepers

Non-Executive Independent Director

Jennifer Douglas

Non-Executive Independent Director

David Hornery

Non-Executive Director

Mal McHutchinson

Non-Executive Director

Sam Kozaris

“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

Elena Khatountseva

“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