ANZ appoints chief financial officer

The new exec worked at KPMG in Wellington and London prior to ANZ

ANZ appoints chief financial officer

ANZ Bank New Zealand has appointed Amanda Owen as chief financial officer. Owen, who has been acting CFO since July 2021, starts the permanent role immediately and will also sit on ANZ New Zealand’s leadership team.

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Owen joined ANZ in 2002 and since then has held a number of roles, including head of finance business partnering and divisional financial controller. She began her career at KPMG in Wellington and London.

Antonia Watson, ANZ New Zealand chief executive, said Owen brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the role.
Owen “has demonstrated her strong skill set and leadership abilities as acting CFO,” Watson said.  “We’re delighted to have someone of her calibre in this key role. The New Zealand economy has proved more resilient than expected but we’ve seen a noticeable change in consumer sentiment. We continue to watch the situation carefully, and as CFO Amanda will be integral to the strategy and direction of our business and how we support our customers.”

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Owen has a bachelor of business studies (accountancy), a diploma in business studies (business law), is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a chartered accountant.