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NAB names new GM

by Staff Reporter11 minute read
The Adviser

In a move to improve broker communication and servicing, NAB has bolstered its team with the appointment of Antony Cahill.

Mr Cahill will take on the position of executive general manager, ‘growth’ within the personal banking business.

He will be responsible for accelerating the personal bank’s third party businesses, Advantedge and NAB Broker, as well as identifying new growth opportunities as they arise.

Mr Cahill is expected to take off where Matt Lawler left.


In May this year, Mr Lawler announced his decision to leave the role of executive general manager of NAB Partnerships.

While no-one officially replaced Mr Lawler, on his exit he said NAB Partnerships, which comprises of NAB Broker and Advantedge, would be joined by UBank to form a “portfolio of growth businesses”.

That partnership has now been created and will subsequently be led by Mr Cahill, who joins the team after more than 11 years with ANZ.

Mr Cahill is expected to bring a wealth of experience to the table having spent the last two years acting as the global head of payments and cash management for ANZ’s Institutional Bank. Prior to that, he held several key roles including ANZ’s head of wholesale mortgages distribution; chief executive of One Direct – ANZ’s direct mortgage business; and chief executive of Origin Mortgages.

Speaking about the appointment, NAB personal banking group executive Lisa Gray told The Adviser that Mr Cahill would help NAB focus on accelerating the company's third party distribution businesses.

"Antony will continue to drive the great results the NAB Broker and Advantedge teams have been delivering - for example the record results in Homeside home loan settlements over recent months and the reduction in the average time to unconditional approval for brokers. These results have reinforced our investment in policy and process changes, operational capability and broker accessibility to services," Ms Gray said.

“We feel heartened by the responses we’re receiving from brokers - they have a strengthened support and confidence in recommending our products to their clients and I have no doubt Antony will develop this further in the future."

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