A mentoring organisation for women in financial services leadership roles has appointed a former retail executive of a non-major bank as its new executive director.
In a statement, Financial Executive Women announced that it had recruited former Bendigo Bank group executive of retail and business banking Alex Tullio to fill the role of executive director.
Ms Tullio had previously spent a number of years as a member of FEW’s advisory board as well as holding management roles at IOOF, Consultum Financial Advisers and Citi.
Commenting on the appointment, FEW founder and chief executive Judith Beck said the organisation was fortunate to have someone of Ms Tullio’s calibre and experience come on board.
“We are at a period of substantial growth and we need additional leadership to successfully implement our strategy,” Ms Beck said.
“As a member of the FEW advisory board for the past six years, Alex has acted as an advocate, has a strong understanding of our members, corporate partners and FEW’s role in the industry working towards the positive progression of women.
“I welcome Alex with great excitement for our next phase of growth.”
Commenting on her new role, Ms Tullio said she was honoured and excited to be part of the future growth of FEW.
“I am passionate about women, leadership and business so making the decision to be part of this amazing organisation was an easy one,” Ms Tullio said.
“FEW already has a hugely positive impact on our members and the financial services industry and we are just getting started. The opportunity for us to continue to build and serve our community is huge and exciting. I look forward to being an integral part of that journey.”