Steven York

General Manager, Group Compliance and Chief Security Officer / Bank of Queensland


Steve York has had a unique career commencing as a clerk at AMP, then joining the NSW Police force, working there for 20 years, leaving in 1996 as the Commander of the Hostage Negotiation Team.

From 1996 he has been involved in risk management and contributed to the first risk management standard AS/NZ 4360. He built up his own risk consulting company with many high profile clients. In 2000 he sold his share and commenced work as an Executive Manager, Operational Risk at the CBA. At that time he was involved in the introduction of the Basel I across the CBA Group. Since then he has worked as a senior consultant (Partner, Deloitte Central Europe, Enterprise Risk, and Marsh McLennan, General Manager, Risk Consulting) and senior internal corporate roles (CBA, General Manager, Security and Financial Crime). He is currently the Head of Group Security and Business Resilience, Bank of Queensland.

He is a member of the Education Board, Governance Institute of Australia, a member Standards Australia Information Technology Security Techniques and a business mentor with some start-ups including Forticode Pty Limited set to revolutionise digital security with the promises to provide a ‘password for life’. Steve has been awarded the National Medal and received several commendations for bravery and police work up to counter terrorism level.