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Antonia Watson

BCom (Hons)

CEO of New Zealand


Antonia Watson is Chief Executive Officer, ANZ Bank NZ Ltd.

She has over 25 years’ experience in the professional services and financial services sector in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia and Hungary.

Antonia is responsible for overseeing the running of ANZ Bank NZ Ltd, which includes our network of retail branches, contact centres and banking specialists who take care of over two million consumer and business customers. Prior to accepting this role, Antonia was Managing Director, Retail & Business Banking.

Antonia joined ANZ from Morgan Stanley, where she was General Manager of their business services and technology centre in Budapest and held various Finance roles in Sydney and London. She qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of Otago.


Age: 54 years. Residence: Auckland, New Zealand. 

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2019 Appointed CEO, ANZ NZ
2017 Appointed Managing Director, Retail & Business Banking
2012 Appointed Chief Financial Officer, New Zealand
2009 Appointed Financial Controller, New Zealand
2006 General Manager, Morgan Stanley Business Services & Technology Centre, Budapest
2000 Finance, Morgan Stanley, Australia
1995 Equity Product Control, Morgan Stanley, United Kingdom
1992 Audit, KPMG