Major bank changes up leadership team

by NZ Adviser18 Jan 2017
ANZ Bank New Zealand has announced changes to its executive leadership team, with all three staff changes filled internally. 

ANZ New Zealand CEO David Hisco said, “Our business has an enormous number of skilled staff who have developed along with our business growth in recent years. So, I’m pleased we’ve filled all these important New Zealand leadership roles from internal talent.” 

Managing director wealth will be taken up by Craig Mulholland; Stewart Taylor will be chief financial officer; and David Bricklebank the general counsel and company secretary. 

Mulholland has been with the bank since 2011 in Bricklebank’s role-to-be. Prior to that he was with Telecom since 2000, where he held a number of legal, commercial, transactional and governance roles. 

He has also been in private legal practice and has a suite of qualifications comprising Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics); Master of Business Administration and Master of Laws with first class honours. 

Taylor replaces Antonia Watson, who late last year was appointed ANZ New Zealand’s managing director retail and business banking. 

A qualified chartered accountant, Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in economics and started out at Deloitte in London, before going on to work for Invesco and State Street. 

In New Zealand he worked for KiwiBank before joining ANZ New Zealand in 2007 as head of finance for ANZ’s Commercial & Agri business. Earlier this year he was appointed to the newly created role of divisional financial controller NZ & Pacific. 

Bricklebank has been with ANZ NZ since 2012 as associate general counsel, with responsibilities for retail, wealth, business banking and the corporate centre during that time. 

Previously he was assistant general counsel at Telecom for three years, which included playing a key role in the company’s demerger. He also worked in financial services in London for 10 years, including in senior roles at the global funds management company Henderson Global Investors. He has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business. 

All changes are effective February 2017, subject to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand confirming they have no objection to the appointments. 

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