Mr Mason brings 18 years of banking experience to ANZ, having worked previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank.
Prior to joining ANZ, he was Managing Director, Japan Chief Operating Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, supporting front-line business, operations and strategy for its corporate and investment banking and financial markets businesses.
Farhan Faruqui, Group Executive, International, said: “Japan is a key trading partner to Australia, and we are committed to growing our footprint in this important market while connecting trade and capital flows in the region for our Institutional customers. Mitch’s extensive experience in Japan and the region will help further strengthen our well-established business in Japan.”
In May this year, ANZ announced it has received approval for a securities license from the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan to commence ANZ Securities (Japan) Ltd, a securities franchise that allows it to sell Australian, New Zealand and Asian bonds, as well as structured notes, repurchase agreements (repos), and other securities products to Japanese investors.
Mr Mason will be based in Tokyo, and his appointment is subject to regulatory approval.