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Volt co-founder and chief Steve Weston. Source: supplied.

Leadership
Stephanie Palmer-Derrien

Leading through crisis: How Volt’s Steve Weston kept the neobank alive through the rollercoaster of COVID-19

Authors
Stephanie Palmer-Derrien
Leadership
8 minute Read

Steve Weston is co-founder and chief executive of Volt, one of the pioneers of the once-buzzing Australian neobank scene.

He’s held senior positions at global institutions, started a tech-enabled bank from scratch, and navigated a global pandemic and economic crisis.

Along the way, he’s learnt a thing or two about what makes good leadership — and bad.

Having grown up in North Queensland, Weston admits he fell into finance after a week’s work experience in a bank — taken “because it was air conditioned”.

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