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Leigh O'Neill

Leigh O'Neill

“Leigh firmly believes that having clients’ best interests at the heart is the basis for engendering trust and building a sustainable business.”

Leigh O’Neill is Executive General Manager, Micro & Small Business in Personal Banking.

She has had over 15 years’ experience working in financial services in the UK, US and Australia and most recently was General Manager for NAB Private Wealth in Victoria; leading the team to provide highly personalised wealth solutions to high net worth clients.

Leigh grew up in South East England where her father ran his own small business. This experience influenced and informed her world view and leadership ethos – the challenges that small businesses endure in a changing economy, combined with the importance of looking at the long term while working to find fair and equitable solutions for all stakeholders. She firmly believes that having clients’ best interests at the heart is the basis for engendering trust and building a sustainable business.

Leigh is a strong advocate for corporate responsibility and has been a proponent for many of NAB’s programs, in particular diversity and financially empowering women. She has also advised and worked with several not for profit entities and is currently Chair of contemporary dance company Chunky Move and a Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation Board. Her previously directorships include the Griffin Theatre Company Board and the Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation. She is also passionate about the
arts, sport and fitness and has completed several marathons.

Leigh has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Nottingham University, Financial Planning Certificates and an Australian Diploma of Financial Services. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and was named Outstanding Relationship
Manger by the Australian Private Banking Council in 2011.

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