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BNZ appoints Shelley Ruha as director, Partners

21 May, 2014

BNZ appoints Shelley Ruha as director, Partners

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) today announced that Shelley Ruha has been appointed director of BNZ Partners, BNZ’s business banking operation which includes its wholesale and markets, agribusiness, corporate, institutional and private and wealth divisions. Ms Ruha is currently BNZ’s director of enterprise services and replaces Anthony Healy who became CEO on 12 May.

Mr Healy says Ms Ruha was an outstanding candidate to lead BNZ Partners.

“With a successful 24-year track record with BNZ, Shelley has broad banking experience and has shown exceptional leadership and a relentless focus on our customers.

“As a member of the executive team and director of enterprise services over the past two and a half years she has made a significant contribution to the success and strength of BNZ. She has built a strong and capable leadership team, overseen the development of award-winning products and customer innovations and led the design our $400m NextGen business transformation programme.

“I’m delighted to be able fill this critical role with such a high-calibre candidate from within our own business,” he says.

Ms Ruha started at BNZ in 1990 as a graduate at the Dominion Road branch in Auckland and has held many roles across the business including senior leadership positions. Previously she was BNZ’s head of institutional banking where she was responsible for managing the relationships for BNZ’s institutional clients.

Mr Healy says, “Under Shelley’s leadership, BNZ’s institutional banking division went from strength to strength and cemented a leading position in the market with a focus on innovating for our clients and supporting a high achieving New Zealand.”

Ms Ruha's appointment to the role is effective 3 June, 2014 and is subject to regulatory approval.

Ms Ruha is married to Sam and has four sons.

A process to appoint her replacement will commence in due course. In the meantime BNZ’s director of strategy and business performance, Michelle van Gaalen will also be acting director of enterprise services.


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