Shayne Elliott to succeed Mike Smith at ANZ

Shayne Elliott to succeed Mike Smith at ANZ
Shayne Elliott to succeed Mike Smith at ANZ

The ANZ today announced that Shayne Elliott will become its chief executive officer on 1 January 2016 succeeding Mike Smith.

Mr Elliott, 51, is currently ANZ’s chief financial officer, originally from New Zealand.

Mr Elliott has over 30 years’ experience in international banking including in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He joined ANZ as CEO Institutional in June 2009.

Mr Smith will step down after eight years as chief executive officer and as a Director on 31 December 2015. 

ANZ Chairman David Gonski said Mr Smith had transformed ANZ into Australia’s only international bank with a focus on Asia Pacific.  

"He has transformed ANZ into one of Asia Pacific’s leading banks with operations in 34 countries, delivering strong outcomes for our customers and for our shareholders."

Mr Smith, who has an invaluable understanding of and connections in Asia, will be retained as a non-executive advisor to the Board, initially for one year. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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