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ASB appoints Tim Deane as Executive General Manager Business Banking

ASB is pleased to announce that Tim Deane has been appointed to the bank’s executive leadership team in the role of Executive General Manager, Business Banking.

Mr Deane joins ASB from his previous role as Managing Director at Goodman Fielder New Zealand. Prior to Goodman Fielder, Mr Deane worked for Fonterra Co-operative Group as Managing Director, Fonterra Brands New Zealand, and held previous roles at Fonterra as Director, Global Sales and General Manager, Milk Supply.

Over the course of his career Mr Deane has gained deep experience across a range of sectors from Financial Services to Tourism, Pharmaceuticals, and Agri bio-tech. He has also been a passionate advocate for New Zealand food businesses in his recent role as Chairman of the Food & Grocery Council.

ASB Chief Executive Vittoria Shortt says Mr Deane is known as a strong leader with a track record of delivering the best outcomes for customers.

"Tim Deane has an exciting mix of seasoned executive-level leadership experience along with an expansive knowledge and passion for the SME and rural sectors. He is also highly respected for his dedication and commitment to his industry work."

Mr Deane says he's impressed by ASB's focus on delivering great customer outcomes and the bank's continued determination to provide innovative solutions.

"This role supports the engine room of the New Zealand economy. Doing business banking well means contributing to the success of rural and business sectors, both of which play a vital part in shaping our country's future economic growth," says Deane.

For more information about how ASB can help your business visit: https://www.asb.co.nz/business-banking

Mr Deane will be based at ASB's North Wharf office in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter and will join the ASB team in mid-June 2019.

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