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ANZ announces senior leadership appointments to Global Institutional & APEA Division

ANZ today announced appointments to the senior leadership team for its combined Global Institutional and Asia Pacific Europe and America (APEA) Division, reporting to Divisional CEO Alex Thursby. 

The internal appointments, which are effective 1 March 2012, reflect the depth of talent in the combined Division and the organisational structure further reinforces ANZ’s super regional strategy.

  • Gilles Plante, CEO Asia, based in Hong Kong. 
  • Mark Robinson, CEO Europe, America, Middle East and India, based in London. 
  • Michael Rowland, CEO Pacific, based in Melbourne. 
  • Cathryn Carver, Managing Director Institutional Australia, based in Perth recognizing the growing significance of the Western Australian economy. 
  • David Green, Managing Director Institutional New Zealand, based in Auckland. 
  • Sameer Sawhney, Managing Director Institutional Asia Pacific Europe & America, based in Singapore. 
  • Steve Bellotti, Managing Director of Global Markets, based in Sydney. 
  • Christina Tonkin, Managing Director of Global Loans and Transaction Banking, based in Sydney. Gary Newman, Managing Director of Global Institutional Relationships, based in Sydney. 
  • Ivy Au Yueng, Managing Director Commercial Banking, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. 
  • Wendy Lim, Managing Director Retail Banking, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.


Commenting on the changes Mr Thursby said: “We have an ambitious objective to build the leading regional bank that delivers outstanding financial results by connecting our customers across borders and with end-to-end solutions.


“Our new organisation structure and senior appointments will help provide a seamless cross-border proposition, connecting our customers with intra-regional trade and investment flows across Asia, the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America,” Mr Thursby said.


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