NAB announces Executive Leadership Team appointment



National Australia Bank today announced the appointment of Andrew Irvine as Group Executive Business & Private Banking.

The ASX statement is available here. Images of Mr Irvine are available for download below.

Mr Irvine, who will be a member of the NAB Executive Leadership Team, has almost 25 years’ experience in financial services and joins NAB from the Bank of Montreal where he led the Canadian Business Banking division.

“Andrew is an experienced banker and talented leader who will play a crucial role focussed on NAB’s strategic pillars of delivering for customers and colleagues,” NAB CEO Ross McEwan said.

“We have an ambition to grow our market-leading business bank by helping our customers grow. Andrew’s deep understanding of customers developed over a career in banking and his leadership in using data, insights and technology to meet their needs will be important to achieving this ambition.”

Mr Irvine said: “I’m excited to be joining NAB and to be leading Business & Private Banking, which at its core is all about supporting its customers and the broader economy. I look forward to working with my colleagues at NAB to grow these foundations as we help our customers through the impacts of COVID-19 and out the other side.”

Mr Irvine, who will be based in Melbourne, is expected to start at NAB on September 1.

His appointment is subject to regulatory approvals.


– Background –

Andrew has held a number of executive roles with the Bank of Montreal since 2008, most recently as Head of Canadian Business Banking where he had end-to-end accountability for the division and increasing customer loyalty, growth and market share through engagement.

Previously at Bank of Montreal he was Head of Customer Solutions, responsible for leading the bank’s Headquarters group for both Canadian Personal and Business Banking. This included the customer segment, product, operations, marketing and technology teams. Before joining Bank of Montreal in 2008, Andrew worked at McKinsey & Company as an Associate Principal in Toronto and as an Investment Banker in London, England.

Andrew has an undergraduate Degree with Honours in Business Management from King’s College in London, England and an MBA with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.

He will be relocating to Melbourne with his wife and three children.



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