ANZ's Corporate Centre functions take a group-wide approach, working across all divisions to support ANZ’s strategic priorities. Each functional head is a direct report of the Group CEO.

Risk

Risk is responsible for ANZ's global risk management framework. Risk is responsible for the organisation's risk strategies, policies, processes and reporting. The approach at ANZ is to ensure risk management and accountability are central to everything we do. Risk enables ANZ to meet its performance objectives along with delivering a 'no surprises' approach for management and the external market
Led by
Nigel Williams
Nigel Williams Chief Risk Officer
Nigel Williams is ANZ's Chief Risk Officer.
Skills, experience and expertise

Nigel is responsible for the ANZ Group's Risk Management, overseeing our global Credit, Market and Operational Risk and Compliance teams as well as risk related strategies, policies and processes.

He has more than 30 years banking experience in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Prior to his current role he was Managing Director of Institutional Australia and has previously held the role of Managing Director Institutional, Corporate and Commercial Banking in New Zealand having joined ANZ in 2003.

Nigel graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Marketing, Accounting and Finance and has also attended leadership and strategy training at the University of Michigan, USA, Duke University, USA and Oxford University, England.

He is a Director on the Board of Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank, and a Director of ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited.

Since 2004 he has been an active member of ANZ’s Diversity Council with a particular interest in gender balance, and is also Executive Sponsor of ANZ’s Pride Network.

Nigel is a past member of the 2008 NZ Government Taskforce on Capital Markets Development. He is also a former Director of NZX Limited, E*TRADE Australia Limited and Australian Financial Markets Association.

He is a Chartered member of New Zealand Institute of Directors, and in 2009 was awarded a fellow of INFINZ.

He is also a member of the Art Gallery NSW President's Council, a past Chairman of the City Art Gallery Foundation and a past Chairman of Wellesley College.

  • Key Dates
    2011
    Appointed Chief Risk Officer, ANZ
  • Key Dates
    2008
    Appointed Managing Director, Australia, Institutional
  • Key Dates
    2006
    Appointed Managing Director, Institutional, Corporate and Commercial Banking, New Zealand
Chief Risk Officer

Finance

Finance is responsible for the overall financial management of the ANZ Group including control of the structure of ANZ's balance sheet, finance management information systems and performance management. Finance comprises Financial Reporting and Policy, Business Performance, General Counsel & Company Secretary's Office, Taxation, Treasury and Investor Relations and the Divisional finance teams. Finance is also responsible for ANZ’s business strategy, including the expansion and re-shaping of ANZ’s businesses, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as overseeing the Group’s strategic productivity agenda.
Led by
Graham Hodges
Graham Hodges
Graham Hodges Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Acting Chief Financial Officer
Graham was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in May 2009 and acting Chief Financial Officer from 1 January 2016.
Skills, experience and expertise

Graham Hodges was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer from 1 January 2016, assuming responsibility for all aspects of Finance as well as Group Strategy, Legal, Treasury, Investor Relations and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Prior to his role as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Graham was Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand and a director of ANZ National Bank Limited responsible for the running of ANZ Group's New Zealand business. He was also acting Chief Executive Officer for Australia in 2009.

Graham has held the positions of Group Managing Director, Corporate, Managing Director, Small to Medium Business and Head of Corporate Banking for Australia and New Zealand.

Other prior roles with ANZ include State Manager, Business Banking for Victoria and Tasmania; and Regional Executive, Business Banking Melbourne.

Graham joined ANZ in 1991 and was appointed Chief Economist in 1992, a post he held for three years.

Before ANZ, Graham spent several years with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC and nine years in Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra.

Graham has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Monash University.

  • Key Dates
    2009
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Key Dates
    2005
    Chief Executive and Director of ANZ National Bank
  • Key Dates
    2004
    Group Managing Director, Corporate
  • Key Dates
    2002
    Managing Director, Corporate and Small to Medium Business
  • Key Dates
    2000
    Managing Director, Small Business
  • Key Dates
    2000
    Head of Corporate Banking, Australia & New Zealand
  • Key Dates
    1997
    State Manager, Business Banking Victoria & Tasmania
  • Key Dates
    1992
    Appointed ANZ’s Chief Economist
  • Key Dates
    1991
    Joined ANZ
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Acting Chief Financial Officer

Marketing, Innovation and Digital

Marketing, Innovation and Digital is responsible for ANZ's global branding positioning, marketing, innovation and digital strategies.
Led by
Joyce Phillips
Joyce Phillips
Joyce Phillips Group Executive, Wealth, Marketing and Innovation
Joyce Phillips is Group Executive, Wealth, Marketing and Innovation.
Skills, experience and expertise

During her career of over 25 years, Joyce has held a number of senior roles in banking and financial services with global and regional responsibilities. In 2014, Joyce was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Reinsurance Group of America, one of the largest life reinsurers globally, serving on the Compensation Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee.

Prior to joining ANZ in 2009, Joyce was President and Chief Operating Officer at American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), which had operations in 55 countries.

Joyce joined ALICO from Citigroup, where she was head of International Retail Banking. In that role she was responsible for strengthening product distribution and expansion in Citigroup’s global retail banking franchise in 42 countries. Business lines under Joyce's leadership included online banking, loans, deposits, investments and insurance.

Previously, Joyce held various senior positions in Citigroup Japan, including Country Business Manager and Representative Director of Citibank’s Retail Bank, as well as President and CEO of Citicorp Diners Club Japan.

Joyce joined Citigroup in 1999 from GE Capital, where she held senior management positions in the Global Consumer Finance Division.

Joyce was named to the U.S. Banker "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance" list in 2006, 2007 and 2008. She has an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University and is fluent in Japanese.

  • Key Dates
    2012
    Appointed CEO Global Wealth
  • Key Dates
    2009
    ANZ Group Managing Director, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Marketing and Innovation
  • Key Dates
    2006
    President & Chief Operating Officer, American Life Insurance Company (ALICO), New York AIG
  • Key Dates
    2004
    Head of International Retail Banking, New York, Citigroup
  • Key Dates
    2000
    Country Business Manager, Japan, Citigroup
  • Key Dates
    1998
    President & CEO , Citicorp Diners Club, Japan, Citigroup
  • Key Dates
    1996
    Managing Director, GE Capital Global Consumer Finance, GE Japan
  • Key Dates
    1994
    Director Marketing, GE Capital, GE USA
Group Executive, Wealth, Marketing and Innovation

Corporate Affairs

Corporate Affairs supports achievement of ANZ's goals by responding to and shaping our operating environment. It manages key external issues and relationships, particularly those involving civil society, government, regulators, NGOs and other stakeholders who play a role in influencing our world. This role includes leadership and governance of ANZ's Corporate Responsibility (CR) agenda.
Led by
Gerard Brown
Gerard Brown Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Skills, experience and expertise

Gerard holds a Master of Arts (Syd.) and a Bachelor of Letters (Melb.) in history. He is a former Director of the Consumer Action Law Centre www.consumeraction.org.au and the Australian Banking Industry Ombudsman scheme www.fos.org.au

  • Key Dates
    2008
    Appointed Group General Manager Corporate Affairs
  • Key Dates
    2004
    Appointed Head of the Office of the CEO
  • Key Dates
    2000
    Appointed Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs
  • Key Dates
    1998
    Principal, Allen Consulting Group
Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs

Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications has internal and external communication responsibilities for the ANZ Group including media relations and internal communication. The team ensures that our people have the information they need to understand, engage in and make a positive contribution to ANZ's vision and priorities. It seeks to create an open and honest communication environment where feedback is encouraged. Externally, Corporate Communications is responsible for all contact between ANZ and the media.
Led by
Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards Group General Manager Corporate Communications
Skills, experience and expertise

Paul Edwards is Group General Manager Corporate Communications reporting to ANZ Chief Executive Officer Mike Smith. Paul is the senior communications advisor at ANZ where he has worked since 1996. He leads a team of 70 communications professionals globally with responsibility for media relations, social media and internal communications. He is also the principal speech writer for ANZ’s Chairman and the Group Chief Executive Officer.

Paul graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Economics and started his career as an economist including roles as an industry policy advisor with the Australian Government. He has worked in corporate communications for the past 25 years with experience in consultancy, industry associations and in major companies Australia and the United Kingdom. Paul is also a Director of the ANZ Staff Superannuation Fund.

  • Key Dates
    2005
    Appointed Group General Manager Corporate Communications
  • Key Dates
    1998
    Appointed Head of Group Media Relations
  • Key Dates
    1996
    Joined ANZ as Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
  • Key Dates
    1995
    Joined BHP as Corporate Communications Manager
Group General Manager Corporate Communications

Risk

Risk is responsible for ANZ's global risk management framework. Risk is responsible for the organisation's risk strategies, policies, processes and reporting. The approach at ANZ is to ensure risk management and accountability are central to everything we do. Risk enables ANZ to meet its performance objectives along with delivering a 'no surprises' approach for management and the external market
Led by
Chief Risk Officer

Finance

Finance is responsible for the overall financial management of the ANZ Group including control of the structure of ANZ's balance sheet, finance management information systems and performance management. Finance comprises Financial Reporting and Policy, Business Performance, General Counsel & Company Secretary's Office, Taxation, Treasury and Investor Relations and the Divisional finance teams. Finance is also responsible for ANZ’s business strategy, including the expansion and re-shaping of ANZ’s businesses, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as overseeing the Group’s strategic productivity agenda.
Led by
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Acting Chief Financial Officer

Marketing, Innovation and Digital

Marketing, Innovation and Digital is responsible for ANZ's global branding positioning, marketing, innovation and digital strategies.
Led by
Group Executive, Wealth, Marketing and Innovation

Corporate Affairs

Corporate Affairs supports achievement of ANZ's goals by responding to and shaping our operating environment. It manages key external issues and relationships, particularly those involving civil society, government, regulators, NGOs and other stakeholders who play a role in influencing our world. This role includes leadership and governance of ANZ's Corporate Responsibility (CR) agenda.
Led by
Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs

Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications has internal and external communication responsibilities for the ANZ Group including media relations and internal communication. The team ensures that our people have the information they need to understand, engage in and make a positive contribution to ANZ's vision and priorities. It seeks to create an open and honest communication environment where feedback is encouraged. Externally, Corporate Communications is responsible for all contact between ANZ and the media.
Led by
Group General Manager Corporate Communications