We are committed to being the best bank for our shareholders and our customers.
We're a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank (NAB) Group of companies and we're run by an executive team and governed locally, by a fully empowered board of directors.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Angela Mentis was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) in January 2018. She has been a Director on the BNZ Board since December 2016.
Angela has extensive business, retail and institutional banking and wealth management experience, spanning more than 29 years.
Angela was previously Chief Customer Officer – Business and Private Banking with BNZ’s parent company, National Australia Bank (NAB), a position she held from August 2016. In this role, Angela was responsible for leading NAB Business, supporting customers across the Agriculture, Health and Government and Education sectors, along with Business Direct and Small Business, Private Wealth and JBWere.
Prior to this Angela was Group Executive, Business Banking from August 2014. She has also held senior roles as Executive General Manager, NAB Business – Australia’s largest SME business bank – and Executive General Manager, NAB Private Wealth.
Beginning her career at Macquarie Bank, Angela has held senior management positions at BT Financial Group, Westpac and Citibank Limited.
Angela holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in finance and economics and a sub-major in business law and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Director, Retail and Marketing
Paul was appointed Director, Retail and Marketing with the Bank of New Zealand in February 2017. In this role he oversees the bank’s retail store network, direct sales channels, insurance and brand and marketing communications.
Paul comes to BNZ having spent the previous 15 years in senior leadership roles in financial services in Australia and the US. Most recently, Paul was Executive General Manager, Wealth Products at NAB, responsible for Australia's largest retail superannuation fund as well as NAB’s Asset Management Division. Paul started with NAB in 2008 as the Managing Director of Plum Financial Services and was a board member on Australia's Financial Services Council (FSC).
Prior to his time at NAB, Paul held senior roles at Citigroup Smith Barney in New York, and The Boston Consulting Group, both in Melbourne and New York.
Paul has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University Melbourne.
Director, Strategy and Planning
David was appointed Director, Strategy and Planning at Bank of New Zealand in July 2017. In this role, David is responsible for leading a team tasked with assisting the CEO and executive team with formulation and execution of strategy that leads to enhanced competitive positioning and performance.
David has spent 30 years as a banker and consultant to banks around the world. He joined Westpac in Perth from high school, and following several roles there, was accountable for transformation programmes for the Office of the CEO. Moving into the international consulting industry, David has led strategy and change projects at over 100 financial institutions as a global equity partner at Booz Allen and then founder of Oliver Wyman in Australasia. He has worked in the New Zealand financial services sector for over 15 years with banks, insurance companies, wealth companies and regulators. David is also the founder and global financial services practice leader for Internal Consulting Group (ICG). ICG is a global platform based consulting business with offices in 7 countries.
David has an MBA from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Honours Degree in Computing Science from the Key Centre for Computing at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Director, People and Communications
Kate was appointed Director, People and Communications, at BNZ in November 2017. In this role, Kate is responsible for leading the organisational culture, talent, and capability initiatives that will enable BNZ to transform banking and deliver outstanding commercial performance through the success of our people.
Kate has a background in Human Resources and Communications leadership, having held senior roles across these portfolios since 2001. Most recently, Kate was Chief People and Communications Officer with Fletcher Building Ltd. Fletcher Building manufactures and distributes building products globally and is a major construction company employing 22,000 people in 40 countries. Prior to that Kate was General Manager – People & Performance and Communications with Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) Ltd, Vice President, Human Resources at Deutsche Bank, London and Vice President, Human Resources at Merrill Lynch also in London.
Kate has a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and International Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology, both from the University of Auckland.