Join us in welcoming Michelle Bagnall as the new CEO of Bank First

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Bagnall as our new Chief Executive Officer. 

Michelle succeeds outgoing CEO William Wolke, who will be retiring after 18 years at Bank First. William has been instrumental in overseeing the ongoing success and growth of the organisation and has been the committed and caring custodian of a great success story and I would like to thank him for his significant contribution.

Michelle comes to us from her current role leading RACQ Bank. Michelle has an extensive background in financial services leading customer and business strategy, major corporate projects, credit risk, sales and customer facing teams.

With our culture being a critical component of our story, Michelle was able to demonstrate a positive alignment to our values and culture including leadership attributes highlighting a strong people focus. Michelle is also drawn to our focus on people in the education and healthcare sectors who build community.

“I am excited to be joining Bank First and to lead another purpose-driven, mutual bank that puts their members first.  That community-focused culture always starts with the people inside the organisation and I’m looking forward to working with the team.” - Michelle Bagnall

We are currently working on a commencement date, which will coincide with William Wolke’s retirement and as more information becomes available, we will communicate with you. 

Bernie Lloyd
Chair of Board