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Our IBA - Meet Aleyse

Our IBA - Meet Aleyse

Posted 13 May 2024

About Aleyse

I was born in Ayr, North Queensland and grew up on a sugar cane farm on Bindal and Juru country. My family are mainly of Scottish and Swiss German heritage. Since I grew up on a farm on either side of a large creek/lagoon (big enough for waterskiing), I always loved being outdoors especially near the water. Like many farmers of the region, my father was a keen fisherman, so many weekends and holidays were spent either on the water or near it, both fresh and salt water.  I love music, and I love to travel. My current travel fixation is Yaegl country of northern New South Wales.  Very much like where I grew up. Lots of water, fishing; and of course, sugar cane. A woman smiling at the camera, wearing an IBA branded shirt

Nowadays I reside in Brisbane on Turrbal and Yuggera Country, where I live with my husband Vernon, and my two beautiful daughters, Lara and Sasha.  I also can’t forget our Jack Russell Foxies Eddie and Frankie, and the ruler of the house our cat Manola.

What is your role at IBA?

I currently work as Manager, Compliance and Process Improvement. The role involves improving compliance outcomes for mandatory processes and finding efficiencies in how we deliver our products and services to our business finance customers.  Prior to this, my role was supporting the process of customer repayments and defaults.

Journey to IBA

After high school I attended James Cook University in Townsville and completed a Bachelor of Commerce. I then accepted an entry-level position at Australian Government Solicitor. I assisted with matters relating to the housing and business lending programs for ATSIC, amongst other paralegal responsibilities for various government departments and agencies, including the ATO, the Child Support Agency, Centrelink, Department of Defence, and the ACCC.

Once ATSIC was dissolved, several Australian Government Solicitor staff transitioned to IBA to assist the housing and business programs.  I was invited to have a chat with IBA through a colleague and later applied for a role. That was over 17 years ago, and I’ve never looked back. I cannot believe it has been this long!


I have always had a strong sense of justice and equality. What we aspire to achieve at IBA aligns with my values. Growing up, I was always intrigued by ancient cultures and especially admire, the strength, courage and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

I want to make a difference for the better, and IBA provides an opportunity to do that. It’s great to work where everyone collectively shares your hopes for a better future.

What TV show or Movie is on repeat and why?

Frasier is a show I have watched religiously; it’s definitely one of my favourite shows. It’s witty, funny and I just love the comedic timing. If there was a quiz or trivia based on Frasier, I would definitely be giving everyone a run for their money.