Appointed: 1 October 2021
Background and experience: Philip has extensive strategic, financial and management expertise. He has more than 38 years of experience in banking and finance in Australia and New Zealand. He was responsible for the Retail and Commercial business of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) in Australia. Prior to joining ANZ, Mr Chronican had a long career at Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac), where he established his role in Australian banking as the Group Chief Financial Officer of Westpac and its Institutional business consecutively. At ANZ he was CEO Australia responsible for the bank’s retail and commercial businesses from 2009 to 2015. He also served as NAB Interim Group CEO from 1 March 2019 to 14 November 2019. Mr Chronican also has broad experience in M&A activity and post-merger integration, and has taken an active and public role in advocating for greater transparency and ethics in banking and promoting workforce diversity.
Other roles: Chairman of NAB since November 2019 (Director since May 2016).