Australia and New Zealand Banking Group announced on Wednesday that its deputy chief executive officer Graham Hodges would retire in early May, after a 27-year career with the Melbourne-based bank.
The company said Hodges had served as its deputy CEO since May 2009.

He had held a “wide range” of senior executive roles since joining ANZ in 1991, including CEO of ANZ New Zealand, group managing director of corporate banking, and chief economist.

“Graham has made a significant contribution to ANZ over many years, working tirelessly across a diverse portfolio of responsibilities,” said ANZ chief executive officer Shayne Elliott.

“He can be proud of the positive impact he has had not only on our relationships with our

customers and key stakeholders, but also for the way he has mentored our next generation

of leaders.

“Personally, I want to thank him for his efforts in helping reshape ANZ into the bank it is today as well as the support and advice he has provided to me over many years.”

The ANZ board confirmed Hodges would continue to represent ANZ on the board of AMMB Holdings – the holding company for Malaysian banking group AmBank.