ANZ management

ANZ in New Zealand is led by a group of the organisation's most senior managers who are responsible for the long-term success of the company.

Leadership team

Chief Executive Officer Antonia Watson leads ANZ’s Leadership Team in New Zealand.

Antonia Watson

Antonia Watson

CEO of ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited
BCom (Hons)

Antonia is CEO of ANZ New Zealand. Prior to this she held roles as Managing Director of our Retail and Business Banking business and as Chief Financial Officer. In her most recent role as MD Retail and Business Banking, Antonia was responsible for our network of retail branches, contact centres and banking specialists who take care of over two million consumer and small business customers. Antonia joined ANZ from Morgan Stanley, where she was General Manager of their business services and technology centre in Budapest and had various Finance roles in Sydney and London. She started her career at KPMG.

David Bricklebank

David Bricklebank

General Counsel and Company Secretary
LLB, BCom (Finance), PGDipBus

David is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters for ANZ and its New Zealand businesses.

Before accepting this role, David was Associate General Counsel for ANZ New Zealand since 2012, with responsibilities for Retail, Wealth, Business Banking and the Corporate Centre during that time. Prior to ANZ he has held senior roles, working as Assistant General Counsel at Telecom and working in financial services in London for 10 years, including working for global funds management company Henderson Global Investors.

Michael Bullock

Michael Bullock

Chief Information Officer

Michael is responsible for ANZ NZ’s Technology team which creates outstanding digital experiences for our customers and people, backed up by secure and stable technology. Michael is a member of the ANZ Global payment leadership team and an active contributor to ANZ's Enterprise delivery solutions. An experienced international banker, Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the finance and banking sector and 12 years at ANZ. Previous roles include Chief Operating Officer for New Zealand and Pacific, and General Manager Institutional Operations.

Astrud Burgess

Astrud Burgess

GM Data and Marketing
MCom (Marketing)

Astrud is responsible for the continued growth and development of New Zealand's leading financial services brand. Her portfolio includes all brand, advertising, marketing and sponsorship activities across ANZ New Zealand's business. She is also responsible for creating strategic competitive advantage from data through the development and deployment of customer insights, delivering better decisions through analytics and ensuring data is well governed.

Astrud has held various marketing and data roles at ANZ. Prior to her time at ANZ she worked in a variety of roles in financial services and advertising in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

She has a Masters in Marketing Management from Otago University.

Ben Kelleher

Ben Kelleher

Managing Director, Personal Banking
BMS (Hons), MMS

Ben is Managing Director for Personal Banking - leading ANZ's Branch team, its Contact Centre and Mobile Mortgage Managers, along with product management and operational support teams. Prior to that, he was General Manager, Auckland and Northland, for Retail and Business Banking.

In his eight years at ANZ, he has also led the Private Bank team and Strategy team. He has held a number of strategy, analyst and project manager roles in New Zealand and abroad.

Ben has a Masters in Management, Finance and Economics with Distinction, and a First Class Honours bachelor degree, from the University of Waikato.

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Grant Knuckey

Chief Risk Officer

Grant is the Chief Risk Officer for ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited (ANZ NZ) and also has responsibility for risk in the Pacific.

Grant has worked in various international roles for ANZ for more than 20 years.  For the past two years he was CEO Americas, based in New York, and was previously CEO for Japan and Korea based in Tokyo, and CEO for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, based in Phnom Penh. He has also worked in various Institutional roles in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Wellington.

Grant has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Economics) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees from Victoria University of Wellington and an MBA from Trinity College in Ireland.

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Lorraine Mapu

Managing Director, Business

Lorraine is responsible for ANZ’s business customers across New Zealand, supporting customers in every community and sector, through the spectrum of privately-owned businesses in New Zealand.

Recent roles at ANZ include General Manager – Business, where she lead the team of relationship bankers that support our business customers across New Zealand, and Commercial & Agri General Manager for Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

Stuart McKinnon

Stuart McKinnon

Managing Director Institutional
BBus (Economics)

Stuart leads the market leading Institutional Banking team, which manages ANZ's relationships with large corporate and institutional clients and provides the bank’s customers with specialised markets, transactional and financing solutions.

Stuart was previously responsible for the Relationship Banking and Specialised Finance businesses delivering financial solutions to ANZ New Zealand’s Institutional customers across a wide range of industries operating in New Zealand and abroad.

Stuart has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking and finance sector.

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Amanda Owen

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Amanda is responsible for Finance, Taxation, Treasury and Internal Audit in New Zealand.

Amanda joined ANZ in 2002 and has held a number of roles including Head of Finance Business Partnering and Divisional Financial Controller. She began her career at KPMG in Wellington and London before joining ANZ.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Business Studies (accountancy), a Diploma in Business Studies (business Law), is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a chartered accountant.

Peter Parussini

Peter Parussini

General Manager Public, Consumer & Government Affairs
MComm; FPRINZ & GAICD

Peter is responsible for ANZ’s external and internal communications, government relations, corporate social responsibility and customer relations. Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate affairs, including international affairs, mergers and acquisitions, national and education campaigns, sports marketing, journalism and local and central government. Peter has won national and international public relations awards, has been recognised for his work in low decile schools, is a published author and sits on a number of boards.

Keren Roberts

Keren Roberts

General Manager, Strategic Execution

Keren is responsible for governance and delivery oversight of ANZ’s portfolio of strategic and large projects.

She has extensive experience in senior and general management roles covering strategic change and transformation, people leadership, technology, operations and operational risk.

Keren has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking and finance sectors in London and New Zealand. Her previous roles at ANZ include General Manager Wealth Operations, General Manager Shared Services, and Head of Business Performance and Risk.

Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell

General Manager, Talent & Culture
BA (hons), PGDip Public Policy

Michelle is responsible for leading the development and implementation of innovative people strategies, programmes and policies to support our 8,000 New Zealand employees. She is also responsible for ensuring the company has the right people and capabilities to support the organisation's business strategy and performance.

Previously, Michelle was General Manager Business Optimisation and Relationship Services in the New Zealand Commercial & Agri business and before that had human resources roles in New Zealand Institutional, Commercial & Agri, Wealth, Corporate Centre and Operations.

Michelle has a BA (Hons) in Human Geography from the University of Otago, a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy from Victoria University of Wellington and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. ​

Stewart Taylor

Stewart Taylor

Acting Managing Director, Funds Management
BA(Hons), FCA (ICAEW), GAICD

Stewart is responsible for ANZ’s Funds Management business which manages over $30bn in investments and is New Zealand’s largest KiwiSaver scheme provider.

Prior to this role, Stewart was ANZ’s Chief Financial Officer and has extensive experience in the banking, finance and funds management industries in both the UK and New Zealand.

Stewart is a qualified chartered accountant and has a BA (Hons) in economics from Durham University.

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