Kiwis on the rise at Commonwealth Bank of Australia
21st Jan 09, 2:06pm
New Zealand banking executive and former Auckland-based McKinsey partner Ian Narev, who was pulled across to Sydney by Ralph Norris to be his head of strategy at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has been appointed as the new Group Executive Business and Private Banking for CBA. CBA announced yesterday the splitting of its Premium Business Services division after the departure of its head Stuart Grimshaw. Narev's new division will include Business, Corporate, Agribusiness and Private Client Services (including CommSec Retail). A new Institutional Markets and Markets division will have a separate group executive, who would be named in the 'near future.' Norris has recruited a collection of New Zealanders to help him run CBA in Sydney, including former ASB Marketing head and Sovereign head Barbara Chapman. * This article was first published yesterday in our daily subscription newsletter for the banking and finance industries. The email costs NZ$365 per annum and carries exclusive news and analysis for New Zealand banking and finance industry executives, regulators and investors. Sign up for a free trial here.