ANZ deputy chief executive officer Graham Hodges has announced his retirement following nearly three decades with the bank.
According to a statement by ANZ, Mr Hodges will be retiring in early May, after 27 years with ANZ, the last nine of which he served as the major bank’s deputy chief executive.
Although he is retiring, he will remain on the board of AMMB Holdings and represent ANZ.
He joined in 1991 and, since then, has held a number of executive roles, including ANZ New Zealand chief executive as well as head of corporate banking and chief economist, the statement said.
Prior to ANZ, Mr Hodges was a stockbroker and worked at the International Monetary Fund as well as the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra.
Commenting on the news, ANZ chief executive Shayne Elliott said: “Graham has made a significant contribution to ANZ over many years, working tirelessly across a diverse portfolio of responsibilities.
“He can be proud of the positive impact he has had not only on our relationships with our customers and key stakeholders, but also for the way he has mentored our next generation of leaders,” Mr Elliott said.
“Personally, I want to thank him for his efforts in helping reshape ANZ into the bank it is today as well as the support and advice he has provided to me over many years.
“I know everybody at ANZ wishes him every success in the next phase of his life.”