Fletcher Building CEO Jonathan Ling says joining ASB Bank’s board is quite a different experience after a career in manufacturing and he brings the experience of both being a customer and running a large organisation to the board table.
Ling was appointed an independent, non-executive ASB director in May.
In a Double Shot interview with interest.co.nz he said it was quite a different experience.
“I’ve spent my life in manufacturing so being asked to join the ASB board was quite an honour,” Ling said.
He brought the perspective of a “very key customer,” plus an understanding of the housing and mortgage markets and consumer thinking.
“And I think bringing a perspective from a corporate client actually helps.”
Ling, whose chairman at Fletcher Ralph Waters is a Westpac New Zealand director, said more than anything ASB was probably looking for someone with experience in a large organisation.
“Banks are very large employers of people and are now moving more towards retail and operational efficiencies, leadership, performance and those sorts of things and I think I can bring a lot in that area.”
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