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Anthony Healy, the CEO and managing director of the Australian Business Growth Fund (ABGF) has joined the board of Bank Australia.
Prior to joining the ABGF in October 2020, Mr Healy was the chief customer officer for business and private banking at National Australia Bank (NAB). He resigned from his position in April 2020.
In appointing the new board member, the customer-owned bank noted Mr Healy's extensive experience across the financial services sector (covering retail, business and corporate banking, asset finance, and wealth management), which also included senior executive roles at Bank of New Zealand and ANZ.
Bank Australia chair Judith Downes welcomed the new appointment to the board, stating: “We are pleased to appoint Anthony after an extensive search.
“His strong alignment with the values of our bank, his understanding of our customers, and his senior banking experience, makes him a natural fit for our board.
“Anthony’s deep knowledge and experience in banking will play an important role in helping guide our bank through a period of transformation and continued growth.
“On behalf of all of our customers I’m pleased to welcome Anthony to the Bank Australia board.”
Mr Healy commented: “I’m excited to be joining the board of a mutual bank with the aspiration to be Australia’s most trusted bank, and one that is committed to working with its customers to create a future where people and the planet thrive.
“Bank Australia’s rapid customer and asset growth in recent years has been impressive to watch, and I hope to contribute to the continued success of what has become a stand out purpose led brand in the Australian banking sector.”
He added: “I look forward to working with the board and meeting with customers over the coming months.”
Mr Healy is also a non-executive director of women’s support charity Good Shepherd, where he is also chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.