As a Bank First Member, you're a Bank First owner. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held every year to discuss our past financial year performance. At the AGM you have the chance to have your say on key issues that will influence how we move forward as a business. Every eligible Member has an equal vote and an equal voice.
Join us this year at our Victoria Teachers Limited (Bank First) 49th annual AGM. The AGM will be held at 6.30pm on Thursday 11 November 2021 virtually via live stream with registrations at 6pm for a 6.30pm meeting.
This year we will have a vote to reelect our current Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Board Risk Committee, Mr. Graeme Willis, and elect current Board Appointed Director and Chair of the Board Audit Committee, Ms. Joanne Dawson. There will also be a special resolution to change the constitution. More details can be found in the Notice of Meeting document.
To have your say prior to the AGM, please see how to vote.
We are also inviting questions from you, as our Members, to be answered on the night. If you would like to submit a question please do so before 5pm on 4 November.
What we'll cover
This year, you'll hear from our Chair, Bernie Lloyd, and our CEO, Michelle Bagnall. They'll provide a summary of our achievements and performance from the last financial year. You'll also have the opportunity to meet with our executive management and Board of Directors.
We'll also hear from last year's Bank First Community Fund Teaching Initiatives Program 'People's Choice Award' winner.
This will be in addition to the ability to vote on ordinary and special resolutions for those Members who have not voted online prior to the AGM.
Who can attend/vote?
As a customer-owned bank, all of our Members are owners. Each eligible Member has the right to vote and has an equal say. When voting online, you will be required to provide your Member number and name - just follow the prompts in the online voting portal.
To be eligible to vote you must be 18 years old or over and be the primary account holder.
We encourage our Members to vote prior to the meeting, please see how to vote for more information.
If you are unable to attend the AGM you can watch the recorded live stream once available on our website. If you would like to nominate a proxy please fill in the proxy form and submit to Computershare or use the voting portal.
How to vote
The online voting portal is now open. You can vote before the AGM via the online voting portal or you will be able to vote electronically on the night. Please review the Notice of Meeting before you vote.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place for Victoria, Members will be unable to attend the AGM; however, a Member may vote electronically either directly or by proxy prior to the AGM. Your proxy does not have to be a Member of Bank First.
Computershare has been appointed as the Returning Officer for Bank First and will oversee the online voting process.
How to submit questions
We invite you to submit your questions to be answered on the night by the Chair of the Board, Bernie Lloyd, and Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Bagnall.
The deadline to submit questions prior to the event is 5pm on 4 November. We recommend submitting your questions as early as possible.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the AGM if you attend in person.
Details and how to RSVP
Due to the current case numbers and government restrictions, our AGM will be a fully virtual event. It will be held on Thursday 11 November 2021 online via live stream.
Registrations open at 6pm and the meeting will commence at 6.30pm.
You can access the virtual AGM by logging on to the Lumi platform with meeting ID 339150788 via your smartphone, laptop or tablet. You will be able to listen to the proceedings, view the presentations, ask questions of the Board and vote in real-time.
Please read and familarise yourself with the online meeting guide before the event.