MD & CEO BNZ
Angela’s 3 key success Factors:
Be ambitious from the start: being ambitious for yourself and those around you is fundamental to creating great teams. Set ambitious targets, back yourself to get momentum quickly, own your decisions, learn faster and make a difference quicker.
Be relentlessly curious: never accept the status quo, always ask “why”, listen constantly and you’ll invariably find ways to turn good into great.
Focus on what matters: organisations are invariably complex and full of well-intended distractions but what drives us needn’t be. For me, it’s ensuring every action, decision and innovation I take helps deliver better outcomes for my customers.
Angela Mentis was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) in January 2018. She has been a Director on the BNZ Board since December 2016.
She has extensive business, retail and institutional banking and wealth management experience, spanning more than 29 years.
Angela was previously Chief Customer Officer – Business and Private Banking with BNZ’s parent company, National Australia Bank (NAB), a position she held from August 2016. In this role, she was responsible for leading NAB Business, supporting customers across the Agriculture, Health and Government and Education sectors, along with Business Direct and Small Business, Private Wealth and JBWere.
Prior to this Angela was Group Executive, Business Banking from August 2014. She has also held senior roles as Executive General Manager, NAB Business – Australia’s largest SME business bank – and Executive General Manager, NAB Private Wealth.
Beginning her career at Macquarie Bank, Angela has held senior management positions at BT Financial Group, Westpac and Citibank Limited.
She holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in finance and economics and a sub-major in business law and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and a member of Chief Executive Women.