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ANZ NZ Chief Financial Officer Stewart Taylor leaving to become CFO of Partners Life

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ANZ NZ Chief Financial Officer Stewart Taylor leaving to become CFO of Partners Life

Stewart Taylor, ANZ New Zealand's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the past five years, is leaving the bank to become CFO at life and health insurer Partners Life.

ANZ NZ Chief Executive Officer Antonia Watson says the bank will now "go through a process" to appoint a new CFO. And an ANZ NZ spokeswoman says the bank doesn't yet have a date set for when Taylor will leave.

“Stewart loves a challenge and this change will enable him to use his great leadership and organisational skills even more,” Watson says.

“We’re grateful to have had Stewart in key finance and funds management roles these past 15 years at ANZ NZ where he has brought a strong strategic focus on revenues, costs, and people management and engagement.”

Taylor succeeded Watson as ANZ NZ CFO. Prior to joining ANZ NZ, Taylor was Group Financial Controller at Kiwibank from 2001 to 2007.

Partners Life’s Managing Director Naomi Ballantyne says she feels very fortunate Taylor's willing to join "an entrepreneurial business going through rapid growth and change, at exactly the time that Partners Life happened to be searching for a CFO of his calibre to help drive our business to and through its next significant iteration.”

Separately, ANZ NZ has appointed Helen Skinner as Head of Responsible Investment. Shifting from Craigs Investment Partners, Skinner starts in June.

(This story initially erroneously said Taylor was to become Chief Executive Officer at Partners Life. Sorry for any confusion this caused).

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