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Antonia Watson

BCom (Hons)

CEO of New Zealand


Antonia Watson is CEO of New Zealand. 

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

Prior to this she held roles as Managing Director of our Retail and Business Banking business and as Chief Financial Officer. 

In her most recent role as MD Retail and Business Banking, Antonia was responsible for our network of retail branches, contact centres and banking specialists who take care of over two million consumer and small business customers.

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, and is on the Board of ANZ NZ.

Age: 52 years. Residence: Auckland, New Zealand. Nationality: New Zealand.

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2019 Appointed CEO of New Zealand
2019 Appointed Acting CEO of New Zealand
2017 Appointed Managing Director, Retail & Business Banking
2012 Appointed Chief Financial Officer, New Zealand
2009 Appointed Financial Controller, New Zealand