Defence Bank boosts innovation expertise with board hire

  • By AB+F Editorial

Defence Bank has appointed two directors to its board including a former ANZ executive. 

Pam Rebecca and Group Captain Jeffrey Howard were appointed to Defence Bank’s board for three-year terms.

Rebecca is an experienced executive with strengths in digital platforms, transformation and innovation. 

Most recently, she held senior positions with World Vision Australia, including chief of strategy, innovation and digital and chief of retail and digital. 

Prior to this, Rebecca spent over 25 years at ANZ, where she held various executive positions in digital, customer contact centres, retail lending and human resources. 

“Defence Bank offers a wonderful opportunity to combine my expertise in both retail banking and digital transformation with my passion and experience in the for-purpose sector,” Rebecca said.

“The member focus and “people led technology enabled” strategy really resonate with me, and I am delighted to be joining the Board.”

Howard is currently the director education and training at the Australian Defence Force Academy. 

He originally joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1996 and has since completed a wide range of postings and deployments with Air Force, joint, and non-service group units including no.86 Wing, Estate and Infrastructure Group, the Defence Aviation Safety Authority, and Headquarters Joint Operations Command.