Having joined ANZ in 2009, Mr Orton is currently ANZ’s Head of Resources, Energy & Infrastructure and was previously the Global Head for Project and Export Finance.
ANZ Chief Executive Officer Shayne Elliott said: “It’s pleasing to be able to appoint a senior banker with Paul’s track-record and strong values to such an important role that provides the Board and our management team with independent and objective assurance on our operations.”
Prior to joining ANZ, Mr Orton had an extensive banking career with NAB and Deutsche Bank. Mr Orton succeeds Shane Buggle who was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in February 2021.
The appointment is subject to meeting regulatory requirements and will be effective following a transition of existing responsibilities.