Michael Lawrence

Chief Executive Officer
Customer Owned Banking Association

Mike was appointed to COBA as CEO on 4 December 2017.

Mike has over 30 years experience in financial services, primarily gained with AMP Bank and National Australia Bank.

Mike was Managing Director of AMP Bank for 8 years and was responsible for all day to day operations of the organisation, together with the responsibilities associated with running an ADI.

Prior to joining AMP Bank Mike spent a short period for Westpac within Working Capital & Trade Solutions, which consisted of delivering International Trade, Merchant Acquiring and Payment products to each of the distribution channels within Westpac.

Before Westpac, Mike was General Manager Third Party Business where he was directly accountable for running National Australia Bank’s third party banking business. In this role Mike was responsible for the end to end mortgage origination business covering product manufacturing, operations and distribution.

Prior to this, Mike undertook senior roles in all distribution channels of banking, namely, Corporate, Commercial and Retail and having done so across three continents, Australia, UK and USA.


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