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Chief Risk Officer, Bank of us

Mentors in Hobart

Natasha Whish-Wilson

Chief Risk Officer

Bank of us

Tash has been the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Bank of us, Tasmania’s only customer owned bank, for the past 8 years. She is also Chair at Huon Regional Care, an aged care provider in southern Tasmania. Prior to that Tash was CRO at an ASX listed Bank, where after commencing as a part time teller, she worked her way through middle and senior management roles to an Executive (C-Suite) position.
Tash’s first job was part-time after school at K-Mart and her banking career started immediately after Year 11, when she commenced work at the Commonwealth Bank. She then followed her dad’s footsteps and was a Police Officer with Tasmania Police for 10 years. She has extensive experience in the Forensic and Criminal Investigation fields, including as a Crime Scene Examiner and a Detective Constable investigating general crime, child protection and sexual assault matters. Tash was the first full-time female Fire Scene Examiner for Tasmania Police, attending and investigating 225 fires between 1991 and late 1994, in what was a very male dominated work environment! After the birth of her daughter Georgie in 1995, Tash wrestled with working full-time and left policing in 1998. She did a 12-month stint as a Commercial Inquiry Agent (Private Investigator) before returning to banking in 1999.
Tash is a passionate values-based leader, and every career change was determined with her core values of Family, Trust, Loyalty and Justice in mind.
In her spare time Tash is studying a Diploma of Wellness Leadership and is a qualified massage therapist and Level 2 Reiki practitioner. She is a strong advocate for lifelong learning and understanding and being authentic to your true purpose and values. She believes in going outside your comfort zone and putting your hand up and accepting opportunities if the timing is right and the opportunity fits within your core values.

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