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Chris Maclean

Director

Chris is an extremely experienced Australian banker who has previously served as Chief Risk Officer at Bankwest, Group Head of Credit for ANZ and as Group Chief Risk Officer at Al Rajhi Bank, the world’s largest Islamic banking group (based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 2015-2020).

He has also served as Chair of the Saudi Arabian central bank’s (SAMA) Chief Risk Officers Committee.

Chris not only brings intensive risk leadership experience to the IBA Group board, but brings a wealth of product/strategy/distribution knowledge also.

His knowledge of both conventional and Islamic banking assists the board greatly in assisting us to launch the first Australian Islamic bank. Chris is also a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business from Western Sydney University.

Chris is passionate about Islamic banking and is delighted to have joined the IBA Group board.

We're not open for business yet. We're a "Restricted ADI" which allows us to build our systems and test our products before 5 July 2024. We then plan to obtain APRA approval to launch publicly.

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Important regulatory notice

We hold a restricted ADI authorisation granted by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). This authorisation allows us to offer banking services, but is subject to certain restrictions such as a cap on the amount of deposits that we can hold in total. The purpose of the “restricted” status is that we can test our systems and processes before launching as a fully unrestricted bank.

We do not currently meet the full prudential framework and/or requirements, and you should consider this before depositing funds with us. After the completion of our “restricted” phase, we plan to obtain APRA’s approval so that we can publicly launch.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, work and bank.  Our corporate head office is in Darug Country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.   

Important regulatory notice

We hold a restricted ADI authorisation granted by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). This authorisation allows us to offer banking services, but is subject to certain restrictions such as a cap on the amount of deposits that we can hold in total. The purpose of the “restricted” status is that we can test our systems and processes before launching as a fully unrestricted bank.

We do not currently meet the full prudential framework and/or requirements, and you should consider this before depositing funds with us. After the completion of our “restricted” phase, we plan to obtain APRA’s approval so that we can publicly launch.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, work and bank. Our corporate head office is in Darug Country.  We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.   

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