Today NAB Group CEO Ross McEwan was appointed Chair of the Australian Banking Association.
Mr McEwan said he had three priorities for the industry while in the role for the next two years:
- Supporting Australians impacted by the higher cost of living;
- Protecting against the threat of cyberattacks, scams and frauds; and
- Working with customers as they change the way they access and use money.
He said he remained optimistic about the economy and the ability of Australians to adapt.
“We are and will see more customers facing hardship. Our job is to step forward and help them while continuing to support those in a position to grow and invest,” Mr McEwan said.
“Protecting customers from the threat of scams and cyberattacks is also a top priority for our bank and the industry, while we will continue to support customers as the way they bank and use money changes dramatically.”
ABA CEO Anna Bligh congratulated Mr McEwan on his appointment.
“I look forward to working with Ross during his two-year appointment as banks navigate major changes to the payments system, deliver on the initiatives in the recently announced Scam-Safe Accord and support customers through uncertain economic times,” Ms Bligh said.
Mr McEwan thanked outgoing Chair Peter King for his leadership during the past two years.
“Peter has represented the ABA very well during what has been a critical time for our country and industry as we recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
To read the ABA media release, please click here.