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Banking Innovator At Bond Table

Banking sector leader and innovator, and Bank of Queensland Managing Director, Mr David Liddy will be the special guest speaker at the next Bond University ‘Business Leaders Round Table' on Wednesday, 3rd August.

Open to the Bond and broader Gold Coast community, the ‘Round Table' event provides the opportunity to hear and question some of Australia 's most respected and high profile business personalities while also providing high-level networking opportunities.

This Wednesday's special guest, Mr David Liddy, was appointed Managing Director, Bank of Queensland, in April 2001 after 33 years of banking experience, including in Hong Kong and London .

After just four years, Mr Liddy's growth driven management style has seen the Bank of Queensland return record profits.

”I have a strong belief in personal and industry leadership and the impact it can have on an organisation. I look forward to sharing and exchanging my views with the students, alumni and staff of Bond University and their business guests during this ‘roundtable' session,” said Mr Liddy.

Bond's regular ‘Round Table' event attracts over 250 business people from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas, as well as Bond University students and alumni keen to hear firsthand from one of Queensland 's leading CEOs.

Mr Liddy's key goal of driving growth is delivering impressive returns. During his leadership, the Bank of Queensland has recorded a 28 per cent increase ($35.9 million dollar) in Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) for the first half of 2005 compared to the same period last year.

This period has also seen the Bank of Queensland introduce branch franchising. An innovative business model which sees the franchisee fund the set-up and operating costs of the venture, while sharing in the profits.

David Liddy believes this type of opportunity provides an excellent venue to field comments on the Bank of Queensland's performance.

“It's a good opportunity to receive genuine feedback on how we as a bank are going,” he said.

The forum also allows a moderated question and answer session after the talk, which has proven to be extremely popular with the audience.

The Business Leaders Round Table series was developed by Bond Business School Dean, Professor Garry Marchant. The inaugural Round Table speaker this year was Bond University Chancellor Mr Trevor Rowe. Mr Rowe is also a Chairman of Citigroup, Queensland Investment Corporation and a Director of the Australian Stock Exchange.

The Round Table forum will be held in the Princeton Room, Bond University at 6pm on Wednesday 3 August.


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