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

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

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

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

General Manager Data, Marketing & Customer Experience | ANZB 
Chief Marketing Office | ANZ Group
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.

Tim Horgan

General Manager, Talent & Culture
BCom (Management)

Tim is responsible for leading the development and implementation of innovative people strategies, programmes and policies to support our ~8,000 New Zealand employees. He is also responsible for ensuring ANZ NZ has the right people and capabilities to support our business strategy and performance, underpinned by an inclusive organisational culture. 

Tim has worked in Human Resources and Business Performance roles for more than 20 years.  He joined ANZ NZ in 2006 and has held roles in learning and capability, change management, business performance and business partnering across multiple business areas.

Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University majoring in Management.

Ben Kelleher

Chief Risk Officer
BMS (Hons), MMS

Ben is the Chief Risk Officer for ANZ Bank New Zealand (ANZ NZ) and also has responsibility for risk in the Pacific where ANZ has a significant presence. 

Prior to that, Ben had nearly five years as Managing Director, Personal Banking, as well as leading the Private Banking and Strategy teams at ANZ. He has a held a number of strategy, analyst and project management roles in New Zealand and abroad. 

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

Grant Knuckey

Managing Director, Personal Banking

Grant 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 Chief Risk Officer at ANZ NZ. 

Grant has worked in various international roles for ANZ for more than 25 years, including CEO roles across America and Asia. He also has significant experience in Institutional banking and Strategy.

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

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.

Fiona Mackenzie

Managing Director, Funds Management

Fiona leads ANZ Funds Management. The Funds Management business is dedicated to empowering our customers to achieve greater financial wellbeing throughout their lives, with market-leading investment solutions including KiwiSaver. We focus on great investment performance and, equally important, on great customer support.

Fiona was previously Head of Direct Wealth and a member of the executive team at Jarden. She has also held senior positions with the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation and NZX. Prior to returning to New Zealand in 2009, she worked internationally with Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.

She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Graduate School of Business (New York). She graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws.

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.

Amanda Owen

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

General Manager Public, Consumer & Government Affairs

Peter is responsible for ANZ’s external and internal communications, government relations, corporate social responsibility, environmental, social and governance (ESG) 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

General Manager, Strategic Execution

Keren is responsible for ANZ NZ Strategy, as well as the successful execution of ANZ NZ's portfolio of strategic projects and transformation activities.

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 technology, 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.

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