Media release – 25/02/14

Committee for Melbourne announces new Chair

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Scott Tanner Chief Executive of the Bank of Melbourne takes over as Committee for Melbourne Chair.

Today, Committee for Melbourne CEO, Kate Roffey announced the appointment of Mr Scott Tanner to the role of Chair of Committee for Melbourne.

“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to announce Scott Tanner as the new Chair of the Committee. As the current Chief Executive at the Bank of Melbourne and Director on a range of boards, Scott is a highly regarded Melbourne business leader. With over 25 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry and global business fields, Scott’s knowledge and leadership will without doubt play a key role in delivering on the Committee’s key aims of pushing forward our economic, infrastructure and social agenda”, she said.

Scott takes over the role of Chair from George Pappas, who retired after eight years as Chairman at the Committee’s Annual General Meeting in November last year. Following the first full meeting of the Board on 18th February, Scott was appointed as Chair and takes on the role immediately.

“I’m honoured to take on the role of Chair and I’m looking forward to working with Kate, the Board and all Committee members so that we can continue to help drive Melbourne’s liveability and economic prosperity,” he said.

Scott also acknowledged the enormous contribution George Pappas made to the Committee both as a Director and as Chair. “On behalf of the Board and all our members I would like to thank George for his leadership over many years”.

Scott has held the role of Chief Executive of Bank of Melbourne since March, 2011. Prior to this, he was a Director at a global business consulting firm, Bain and 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.

Melbourne born and bred, Scott is active in the Melbourne business, education and sports communities. He is a Director of Tennis Australia and of Melbourne Business School, a Trustee of Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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