Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has promoted Alexis George to the position of deputy CEO with effect from 15 May, following a decision by Graham Hodges to retire after 27 years with the bank.
George will continue to fulfil her current duties as group executive, Wealth Australia, and will continue to lead the divestment of the bank’s life insurance, superannuation and aligned dealer group businesses, ANZ said.
She will also be responsible for the bank’s Group Service Centres, while also helping CEO Shayne Elliott with group-wide initiatives including ANZ’s engagement with Government, regulators and employees.
“Alexis’s appointment as deputy CEO is testament to her strong leadership across the bank and the work she has done to simplify our Wealth businesses in Australia,” Elliott said.
ANZ also announced that Mark Hand has been appointed group executive, Australian Business & Private Banking, also effective 15 May.
Hand has been with the bank since 1988 and since 2015 has been managing director, Business & Private Banking, with responsibility for 515,000 business customers, ANZ said.
“Having Mark join the executive committee is a natural next step in our progress to building the best bank for those who want to start, run or grow a business,” Elliott said.