Les Bailey

Chief Strategy Officer

Les Bailey

Les Bailey is the Chief Strategy Officer of Regional Australia Bank, Deputy Chairman of Omnicare Alliance, an avid sport and fitness fanatic and is passionate about the factors driving achievement and success in both individuals and organisations.

Having held numerous senior management roles from a young age, Les is no stranger to the challenges and opportunities facing young leaders and entrepreneurs. From the age of 25 Les was appointed General Manager of a $50m retail business employing over 200 people. The following year, Les was appointed to the Board of Directors of an Australian Authorised Deposit-Taking Institution (ADI).

Les has since held numerous senior executive roles within the Financial Services Industry including; Company Director, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Company Secretary and the Head of Retail Banking.

Les holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Newcastle, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors - Company Directors Diploma Course along with numerous other courses.

A passionate and capable speaker, Les has been requested to speak to audiences on topics ranging from Risk Management, Fraud Prevention and Detection in Financial Services, and Personal Financial Management including previous masterclasses at the Luminosity Youth Summit.