Gavin Slater appointed to BNZ board

17 June 2011

National Australia Bank announced today that Gavin Slater has been appointed as a Director of the Bank of New Zealand Board.

NAB CEO, Cameron Clyne said Gavin brings strong leadership skills across a number of different areas and has proven experience in prior board roles for the Group.

“Gavin’s appointment to the BNZ board demonstrates the quality and calibre of executives within the NAB Group.”

Gavin is currently NAB Group Executive, Group Business Services where he is accountable for the Australian-based operations and service functions for the bank.

He is also responsible for critical enterprise transformation initiatives such as the Next Generation Program to upgrade NAB’s core banking systems and the upgrade to the technology infrastructure and network services.

Since joining NAB in 1999, Gavin has held a number of key executive positions including Chief Financial Officer for the Australian Bank, Group General Manager, and most recently, Executive Director (Deputy CEO) for NAB’s Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks in the UK.

Gavin has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants and also a member of the Institute of Company Directors.

The appointment follows Michael Ullmer’s retirement from the Board and is subject to final approval from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

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