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ANZ adds to banking group boards

By Jessica Penny
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The former ANZ veteran will commence as a non-executive director effective immediately. 

The chairman of ANZ Group, Paul O’Sullivan, has announced that Graham Hodges has joined the boards of ANZ Banking Group and its bank holding company as a non-executive director.

The appointment comes after the recent establishment of a non-operating holding company (NOHC) structure at ANZ to create distinct banking and non-banking groups, following regulatory, government, shareholder, and court approvals. 

As part of this process, the bank agreed to appoint an additional non-executive director to the two boards who is not also a director of the newly listed NOHC ANZ Group Holdings Limited or the ANZ non-banking group — of which Mr Hodges has been appointed. 


His retirement from ANZ in 2018 came after a successful 27-year career where he held a variety of senior positions. Most notably, Mr Hodges was deputy chief executive officer for nine years, and spent periods as ANZ’s CFO, head of HR, head of operations, and CEO Australia. 

“Graham’s extensive banking experience and knowledge of ANZ will complement these boards and I am confident he will provide valuable service to the ANZ Banking Group as we begin operating under this new NOHC structure,” Mr O’Sullivan commented. 

Between November 2005 and May 2009, Mr Hodges 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 is currently chairman of listed aged care company Regis Healthcare, and a director of Assemble Communities, a platform supporting affordable and social housing ownership in partnership with AustralianSuper.