Mr Hubbard has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting, corporate finance, assurance and audit as a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Brisbane. In recent years Robert has been the lead auditor on several major ASX companies.

Robert has used this experience in his roles with several community based organisations, which include President of the Multiple Sclerosis Australia, Director of Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, Director of UQ Health Care, Chairman of Opera Queensland and as a member of the Council of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Chairman, Robert Johanson, said Mr Hubbard’s experience in audit, combined with his considerable work with not-for-profit organisations, will add to the skills on the board and will assist the Bank in delivering its strategy.

"Robert’s strong skills in finance and audit will complement those of our current directors and his experience gained in non-executive positions will be great attributes for the board," Mr Johanson said.

"Robert is passionate about his home state of Queensland and the importance of building strong communities."

Mr Hubbard commented, "Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is a strong brand built on community engagement and a keen focus on customer connection.

"I’ve been fortunate enough to work with people and in organisations where community engagement is part of their everyday work and the essence of their future success and sustainability."

"This is very important to me and I’m looking forward to being able to contribute fully to the board of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank."

Mr Hubbard will be a member of the audit and risk committees.