Stevie Ann Dovico - Beyond Bank

By Joanne Cousins on 05/07/2024

In episode 188 of Fintech Chatter podcast, Dexter Cousins is joined by Stevie-Ann Dovico, CIO of Beyond Bank.

We know what you're thinking, This is a Fintech Podcast, why are you featuring a Community Bank?

Back in 2020 Dexter made a bold prediction that talent would move from Fintech and Big banks to the community banking space, as they looked to make an impact on community.

So we were not as surprised as others when Beyond Bank managed to attract one of NAB's rising star executives in Stevie-Ann.

Tune in as Dexter chats to Stevie-Ann about her motivations for joining a community bank, the synergies with Fintech and how Fintech founders can work in partnership with community banks to solve BIG societal problems like affordable housing.

About Beyond Bank

Beyond Bank is one of Australia's largest, 100% customer-owned mutual banks with a credit union heritage.

Founded over 60 years ago by those who felt left behind by a traditional banking system that failed to meet their needs or expectations. Beyond Bank has a vision to be the best bank for relationships. Striving to create and return value for their customers and communities helping to change lives.

Stevie-Ann talks about how Beyond Bank proudly attained B Corp Certification in Australia, showing their commitment to the social and environmental impact their business has on the community.

About Stevie-Ann Dovico

Stevie-Ann is a dynamic and visionary Information Technology and Digital Executive with over 15 years of experience in Financial Services across Asia Pacific. 

She has proven success in leading large (600+), cross-functional, global teams across Technology, Digital, Strategy and Innovation, Product and Distribution, Risk and Compliance and Enterprise Transformation. 

At Westpac, Stevie-Ann experienced the growth of the Australian Fintech scene through the partnership with Re-Inventure fund and her involvement with Stone and Chalk.

In 2022 Stevie was awarded Executive Leader of the Year by Women in Digital. She holds an MBA from the University of Sydney in addition to B.Business and B.Information Technology. 

Stevie is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Article written by Joanne Cousins

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