The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) has appointed Roger Beaumont as its new chief executive.
Beaumont brings a wealth of experience in both the banking sector and in stakeholder management, his most recent role being the executive general manager of ASB Bank. He is currently Westpac Group’s head of corporate affairs.
“Roger has an extensive career at an executive level in banking, corporate affairs and media, and is extremely well respected within both the public and private sectors of New Zealand, which is important in a role such as this,” NZBA chair and Westpac CEO David McLean said.
McLean also commended the job done by current acting chief executive Antony Buick-Constable, who has recently worked through a number of serious issues and reviews.
“The banking industry as a whole is facing many ongoing challenges around competition, regulation and cybersecurity,” McLean added. “The Bankers’ Association has an extremely important job to do to ensure all stakeholders, and customers have confidence in the work we undertake.”
Beaumont takes up his new role January 21, 2019.