Rob Roughan has been announced as HSBC’s new head of commercial banking in New Zealand, effective 1 August 2016.
Roughan joins HSBC from Barclays Bank Plc, Ireland, where he was head of global corporates and product.
Before that he was director of investment banking at Barclays Capital in Ireland. Roughan joined Barclays in 2005 after holding positions at ANZ
in New Zealand and National Bank of New Zealand.
Roughan will report locally to HSBC New Zealand’s CEO Chris Russell and on a functional basis to head of commercial banking, international countries for Asia Pacific, Tim Evans.
“Rob’s wealth of international and local banking experience will further strengthen the commercial banking offering we provide for our corporate clients in New Zealand, helping them connect with opportunities abroad,” Russell said.
“His appointment also demonstrates the importance of the continued growth opportunities that the Bank sees in the New Zealand market.”
“HSBC’s key competitive advantage is its network and ability to connect businesses globally,” said Evans.
“New Zealand is an essential component in our ability to deliver international banking services to customers worldwide.”