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Appointment of New Head of Cards

Document date:  Tue 01 Jun 1999
Published:  Tue 01 Jun 1999 00:00:00
Document No:  148922
Document part:  A
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HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

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ANZ today announced the appointment of Mr Brian Hartzer as Managing
Director, Global Cards, reporting to Mr Peter Hawkins, Head of
Personal Financial Services.

Mr Hartzer will join ANZ from First Manhattan Consulting Group where
he is Vice-President and head of its San Francisco practice. As a
management consultant with First Manhattan, he has wide experience in
cards, payments systems and retail financial services including
leadership roles in consumer marketing and customer segmentation at
ANZ. He is a graduate of Princeton University.

ANZ Head of Personal Financial Services, Mr Peter Hawkins, said Mr
Hartzer would build on ANZ's success in growing its cards business in
Australia and internationally, and work to actively leverage the
Group's strength in cards within the personal financial services
business.

"Redefining our current banking and cards businesses by leveraging
our distribution channels and relationships with customers is central
to building a broader personal financial services business at ANZ.
Brian has exceptional experience which will allow us to continue to
develop our cards business as part of that strategy," Mr Hawkins
said.

Mr Hartzer will replace Mr Charles Carbonaro who announced in
December 1998 his intention to retire later this year.

Mr Carbonaro leaves ANZ after a distinguished career in banking. At
ANZ this has involved the development of one of the most successful
cards businesses in Australia. That has included forming businesses
alliances which have resulted in the launch of co-branded credit
cards, including the Telstra Visa Card, Qantas Telstra Visa Card and
more recently the ANZ FOOTYCard and the Westfield Card.

"Charles has been a key member of the Group's senior management team
and has made a major contribution to ANZ's success over the last 10
years," Mr Hawkins said.

Mr Hartzer will join ANZ on 1 September 1999.

For media enquiries, please contact:

P Edwards 
HEAD OF GROUP MEDIA RELATIONS 
Tel: 03 9273 6955 
Mob: 0409 655 550 

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