ANZ has named the head of its financial planning division, Alexis George, as its new deputy chief executive officer.
Ms George joined the bank in 2013 as managing director of insurance before becoming group executive of ANZ’s Wealth Australia financial advice division in 2016.
Ms George replaces Graham Hodges, who has retired after 27 years with the bank.
ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott said Ms George, who was CEO of ING’s Czech Republic and Slovakia operations prior to joining ANZ, has significant international experience in managing the operations of large, complex businesses.
He said Ms George will also assist him on group-wide initiatives to improve ANZ’s engagement with the federal government, regulators and employees.
The bank has also promoted Mark Hand to group executive of the Australian Business and Private Banking division, which caters to business customers.
Mr Hand has been with ANZ since 1988 in various senior management roles across business and retail banking.