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 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.
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.
Marketing, Innovation and Digital
Marketing, Innovation and Digital is responsible for ANZ's global branding positioning, marketing, innovation and digital strategies.
Human Resources' mission is to deliver the best opportunities, the best leaders and the best company. It is responsible for ANZ's strategic HR function including the major practice areas of remuneration and rewards, employee relations, culture and change, transformation and operations, organisational capability and HR shared services.
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|
Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Gerard Brown is Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs, reporting to ANZ CEO Mike Smith.
In this role he is responsible for the bank’s relationships with government and civil society and the identification and management of the social, environmental, political and public policy issues shaping our operating environment.
This includes supporting the group’s Asia growth strategy through trade policy advocacy - both country specific market access strategies and multilateral engagement to support services sector trade liberalization.
Gerard also leads and guides implementation of the Group’s Corporate Responsibility strategy, governance and reporting; this work has seen ANZ assessed as the leading bank globally on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2006.
Previous positions held by Gerard at ANZ include Head of the Office of the CEO and General Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Gerard joined ANZ in 1999 from the Allen Consulting Group, a public policy, regulatory economics and external affairs management consulting firm, where he was a Principal.
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
Last updated: October 2010
Office of the CEO
The Office of the CEO is responsible for Mr Smith's office and oversight of group initiatives, operations and issues. This includes ANZ Board meetings, Management Board meetings, senior management forums and review processes across the group.
|Led by Emma Davine|
Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO
Emma joined ANZ in 2004 and has held a number of roles within ANZ's Institutional division and Group Financial Management. Immediately prior to her current role, she held the position of Senior Financial Controller Payments & Cash Management in Transaction Banking.
Before joining ANZ, Emma worked in finance roles at UBS Private Equity in London and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Arts from Monash University.
Last updated: November 2010
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|
Group General Manager Corporate Communications
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Paul Edwards is Group General Manager Corporate Communications. In this role, he is the Group's media advisor and spokesperson, and is also responsible for corporate internal communications.
Previously, Paul held the position of Head of Group Media Relations. He joined ANZ in 1996 as Chief Manager Corporate Communication, responsible for marketing communications and internal and external communications for ANZ's global investment banking business.
Under Paul's leadership, ANZ was awarded Best Communications to Financial Media in 2003 and 2004 by the Investor Relations Magazine Awards and Best Press Relations (Financial Institutions) in the 2005 Financial and Business Journalists Survey - Opinion Leaders Market Research.
Last updated: October 2008