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ANZ names new FIG head

by snichols9 minute read
Mark Harding

The major bank has revealed that Mark Harding will be the next global lead for its financial institutions group.

ANZ has confirmed that it has appointed Mark Harding as its next global head of financial institutions group, his role officially commencing on 13 December. 

Mr Harding first joined the big four bank in 2008, and has since served in leadership positions based in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore. 

Prior to his new role, Mr Harding served as the head of financial institutions group for south-east Asia, India and the Middle East, a role he served while being based in Singapore. 


In his new position, which he will serve while still being based in Singapore, the new global head will be responsible for leading the “bank’s financial institutions client segment globally”. 

According to ANZ, this client list includes banks, funds, diversified financials, insurance companies as well as government entities. 

Mr Harding replaces Simon Ireland who, as of 18 October, has served as ANZ’s managing director, international, succeeding Farhan Faruqui, who is now ANZ Group’s chief financial officer. 

Mr Ireland said that Mr Harding is a “highly experienced international banker” who he believes has been “instrumental in establishing our financial institutions group strategy across the region”. 

“He is able to balance profitable growth with a strong risk awareness while also strengthening our key client relationships,” he added. 

“Financial institutions group is a priority sector for the bank and under his leadership I’m confident it will go from strength to strength.”

[Related: AFG appoints new board member]  

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Sam Nichols is a journalist at The Adviser and Mortgage Business.


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