Ms Tapley joined ANZ in 2001, and has undertaken various front line roles in ANZ’s Markets and Specialised Finance businesses. She has been a senior member of the Sustainable Finance Solutions team since its formation in 2014, serving as Acting Head since June 2016.
Commenting on the appointment, Christina Tonkin, Managing Director Loans & Specialised Finance, said: “Since joining the SFS team, Katharine has made a strong contribution with her depth of knowledge across various sustainable asset classes and her extensive transactional experience. In the acting role, she has further entrenched ANZ’s growing reputation for sustainable finance capability.
“These attributes have enabled Katharine to be instrumental in a number of innovative business development initiatives including developing ANZ’s green bond capability following our own issuance last year, executing ANZ’s first consumer finance facilities for rooftop solar and batteries, and implementing a key partnership in the water sector with the Australian Water Association,” Ms Tonkin said.
Ms Tapley is a board member of the Carbon Market Institute, advisory panel member for the Australia-Indonesia Centre's Urban Water Cluster research project and alumni of the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
Ms Tapley is based in Sydney and the appointment is effective immediately.