Our Chief Executive

Steve Jurkovich - Chief Executive

Steve joined Kiwibank in July 2018 as our Chief Executive. Born in New Zealand and raised between Paeroa and Auckland’s North Shore. Steve graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Law, and completed his MBA at the University of Sydney. He is married, with two daughters.

With over 20 years of banking experience, Steve’s career to date has included senior and executive leadership positions with accountabilities across Retail, Corporate, Commercial and Rural banking as well as online and legal.

Our executive team

Our executive team is made up of professionals with a wide range of experience in financial industries, as well as other sectors. They’re passionate Kiwis, helping to make Kiwis better off.

Malcolm Bruce - Chief Risk Officer

"I know it’s a cliché but I really see that we’re building an asset for all New Zealanders. Kiwibank culturally is prepared to move quickly and accept change and strive to be better. I wanted to be part of that journey and help Kiwibank help Kiwis."

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Danni George - Chief People Officer

"It’s an exciting time to be a part of an organisation that has deliberately set out to rethink and deliver on how it can contribute to creating a better New Zealand. In today’s world, where consumers and businesses are seeking more connected ways to manage and grow their finances, who better than us to make that difference."

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Gary Crawford - Chief Business Transformation Officer

"Great purpose, great people and great opportunities to do interesting work."

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Mark Stephen - Chief Customer Officer

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry, and joined Kiwibank in 2011. Mark’s career to date has included senior and executive leadership positions with accountabilities across Retail, Business and Commercial, Agribusiness, Financial Markets, Insurance, and Operations. Mark’s most recent role in Kiwibank is that of Acting Chief Executive.

Mark holds Post-Graduate, Bachelor, and Diploma level tertiary qualifications, is a member of the Institute of Directors, and is a Director on the boards of Kiwi Insurance Limited and Kiwi Asset Finance Limited.

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Graeme Watt - Group Chief Financial Officer

"I enjoy being able to contribute to the caring of, and growing a significant asset to benefit all New Zealanders into the future."

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Mark Wilkshire - Chief Marketing Officer

"I work at Kiwibank because you can make a difference. We make decisions here and we exist for the benefit of New Zealand. Being part of something that has a clear purpose is pretty special."

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Mike Hendriksen - Chief Legal Officer

“There’s never been a more interesting time to work in this industry. So why not do it at the bank that’s best positioned to deal with the coming changes and get great outcomes for customers?”

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Elliot Smith - Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

“I didn’t just want to work for another bank. I want to work for a Kiwibank because they have the ability to make powerful and positive changes by genuinely making Kiwis better off. Kiwibank has huge potential and I’m excited to be a part of that journey.”

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