Mike Hirst was appointed as Managing Director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in July 2009.
Since joining the bank in 2001, Mike has held the positions of Chief Executive Retail Bank, Chief Operating Officer and Chief General Manager Group Strategy.
He is a director of the Bank’s subsidiary Rural Bank Limited, Deputy Chairman of the Australian Bankers Association and a member of the Australian Government’s Financial Sector Advisory Council.
Mike is a career banker and has extensive experience in retail banking, treasury, funds management and financial markets.
He is a past director of Colonial First State Investment Managers, Treasury Corporation of Victoria, Barwon Health and Austraclear Ltd. Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.