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Media Release: Appoints Group General Counsel

Document date:  Tue 29 Apr 2003
Published:  Tue 29 Apr 2003 14:48:49
Document No:  203617
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  N
Classification:  Company Administration - Other

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP       2003-04-29  ASX-SIGNAL-G

HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

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ANZ today announced the appointment of Mr Tim L'Estrange as Group
General Counsel.

Mr L'Estrange will be responsible for ANZ's legal functions globally
including acting as senior legal counsel to the ANZ Board, and
providing leadership on legal issues associated with strategic
development initiatives and major litigation. He will report to Mr
Peter Marriott, ANZ's Chief Financial Officer.

Mr L'Estrange joins ANZ from Allens Arthur Robinson where he was
National Executive Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and
formerly a Managing Partner of Allen Allen & Hemsley. Mr L'Estrange
has had a distinguished career in commercial litigation and practice
across a range of industry sectors including finance both within
Australia and internationally. He has served on the board of Allens
Arthur Robinson and is a board member of the Australian Centre of
International Commercial Arbitration.

Mr L'Estrange's appointment follows Ms Jane Slatter's resignation in
2002 to take up residence in the United States. His appointment is
effective July 2003.

For media enquiries contact:

Paul Edwards
Head of Group Media Relations
Tel: 03-9273 6955 or 0409-655 550
Email: paul.edwards@anz.com