NAB appoints Ross McEwan CEO

NAB appoints Ross McEwan CEO

Veteran banking executive Ross McEwan has been appointed CEO of National Australia Bank, ending a five month search to fill the bank’s top job after former CEO Andrew Thorburn resigned over the Banking Royal Commission’s findings.

NAB’s acting chief executive Phil Chronican praised Mr McEwan’s appointment, saying he “is the ideal leader for NAB as we seek to transform our operations and culture firmly around leading customer service, experience and products”.

Mr Chronican said: “Ross brings a compelling range of experience across finance, insurance and investment with a track record of delivering important and practical improvements for customers.

“RBS has been through many of the same challenges which NAB now faces around culture, trust and reputation.”

Mr McEwan has been the CEO of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group since 2013, and before that was an executive at the Commonwealth Bank.

He is set to commence his new position at NAB by April 2020.

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