ANZ appoints chief financial officer

ANZ has appointed a permanent chief financial officer, filling the role vacated by current CEO Shayne Elliott upon his promotion to the top job in October 2015.

Michelle Jablko joins the major bank as its new CFO from investment bank Greenhill & Co, where she has been managing director and co-head for its Australian operations since 2014. Prior to that that, Ms Jablko worked at UBS Australia for over 13 years.

ANZ said in a statement that Ms Jablko will be responsible for all aspects of finance, as well as treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. She will also be a member of the group’s executive committee.

Mr Elliott said Ms Jablko’s experience at Greenhill and UBS means she is “strongly qualified to lead what is a broad strategic, financial and business role at the bank”.

“With Michelle’s appointment and Maile Carnegie joining as group executive, digital banking, in July, it’s great to have now filled all the positions on the group executive committee,” he said.

“This completes an outstanding team drawn from a diverse mix of experience and new talent from inside and outside ANZ which sets us up to deliver stronger outcomes for our customers, our people and our shareholders.”

ANZ deputy chief executive Graham Hodges, who has been the bank’s acting chief financial officer since 20 December 2015, will hand over the responsibilities to Ms Jablko when she commences work in ANZ’s Melbourne office on 18 July 2016.

[Related: ANZ axes hundreds of jobs amid ‘low lending growth’]

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