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ANZ appoints Asia Pacific strategy head

ANZ today announced the appointment of Nancy Wong as General Manager, Asia Pacific Strategy. 

Ms Wong has significant experience developing and executing corporate strategy in Asian markets. Most recently she was Chief Operating Officer, Taiwan with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), leading SCB’s operations and growth initiatives in Taiwan. Previously she was Managing Director Group Corporate Development, with a specific focus on North Asian markets. 


Prior to joining SCB, Ms Wong held senior advisory roles with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. She also practiced as an attorney with Sullivan and Cromwell in Los Angeles and worked for the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. She holds a doctorate from Harvard Law School and Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. 


Commenting on the appointment, ANZ Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Alex Thursby said: “We are delighted to bring in someone of Nancy’s calibre to lead our strategy development in Asia Pacific. She has an impressive track record developing growth strategies in Asian markets.


“This appointment is another step toward achieving our stated goal for the Asia Pacific businesses to contribute 20 per cent of ANZ Group earnings by 2012.” 


Ms Wong will report jointly to Mr Thursby and to Managing Director Group Strategy and Marketing, Margaret Payn. Ms Wong will start with ANZ on 2 March, based in Singapore. 


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