Currently Managing Director Retail Distribution in Australia, Mr Hand joined ANZ in 1988 and spent 10 years in senior commercial banking roles across business banking, small business and regional commercial banking.
In his new role he will be responsible for growing ANZ’s corporate and commercial business in Australia as well as driving further alignment between ANZ’s retail and commercial businesses.
Commenting on the appointment Mr Whelan said: “I’ve worked closely with Mark for many years and I’m confident he is the right person to help us continue our journey in building the leading corporate and commercial bank in Australia.”
“It’s pleasing to appoint somebody with Mark’s extensive retail and commercial banking experience to help our customers grow their businesses either here in Australia or by expanding into other markets across the Asia Pacific region.”
Mr Hand’s appointment is effective immediately. General Manager Australian Branch Network Paul Presland has been appointed Acting Managing Director Retail Distribution while an extensive search is undertaken.