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Scott Tanner - Chief Executive, Bank of Melbourne

B.App Sci (Math) RMIT, MBA (Melbourne Business School)

A highly regarded Melbourne business leader with over 25 years experience in the banking and financial services industry, Scott Tanner was appointed Chief Executive of Bank of Melbourne on 10 March, 2011. In this role Scott is charged with leading the transition from St. George to Bank of Melbourne in Victoria and developing Bank of Melbourne into the retail and business bank of choice in Victoria with strong local community ties.

Prior to this, Scott was a Director at global business consulting firm Bain & Company, where he held a number of senior leadership roles during his 15 year tenure, including Head of Bain’s Melbourne Office (which he opened in 2000) and spearheading the firm’s Customer Strategy and Marketing Practice in Asia Pacific. He forged significant experience in international finance markets while at Bain, leading the firm’s Asia Pacific Financial Services Practice for six years from 2000.


Scott has deep knowledge of the Australian banking sector. Scott was Bain’s key advisor to Westpac on the development of its multi-brand strategy ensuring a strong and independent St.George post the merger.

Before joining Bain, Scott was Head of Strategic Marketing at NAB where he led the strategic analytic engine within the Australian Group under Don Argus for a number of years. Following this, he served briefly as Head of Premium Customers at NAB.

Melbourne born and bred, Scott has three children and is active in the Melbourne business, education and sports communities. He is a Director of Tennis Australia, a Trustee of Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Scott also acts as strategy and planning adviser to the Board of the Melbourne Business School.