BSc (Hons)(City Lond), Hon LLD (Monash)

Michael Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director since 1 October 2007.

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Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Smith is an international banker with over 30 years experience in banking operations in Asia, Australia and internationally. Until June 2007, he was President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Chairman, Hang Seng Bank Limited, Global Head of Commercial Banking for the HSBC Group and Chairman, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad. Previously, Mr Smith was Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Argentina Holdings SA.

Mr Smith joined the HSBC Group in 1978 and during his international career he has held a wide variety of roles in Commercial, Institutional and Investment Banking, Planning and Strategy, Operations and General Management.

Current Directorships

Executive Chairman: Chongqing Mayor's International Economic Advisory Council (from 2013, Member from 2006).

Director: ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited (from 2007), the Financial Markets Foundation for Children (from 2008), Financial Literacy Australia Limited (from 2012), the International Monetary Conference (from 2012) and the Institute of International Finance (from 2010).

Member: Australian Bankers' Association Incorporated (from 2007, Chairman 2011-2013), Business Council of Australia (from 2007), Asia Business Council (from 2008), Australian Government Financial Literacy Advisory Board (from 2008) and Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council (from 2009).

Fellow: The Hong Kong Management Association (from 2005).

Former Directorships include

Former Chairman: HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad (2004-2007) and Hang Seng Bank Limited (2005-2007).

Former Chief Executive Officer and Director: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (2004-2007).

Former Director: HSBC Australia Limited (2004-2007), HSBC Finance Corporation (2006-2007) and HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited (2007).

Former Member: Visa APCEMEA Senior Client Council (2009–2011).

Age: 57. Residence: Melbourne.