Alex Thursby quits ANZ for Middle East job

The driving force behind ANZ’s super-regional strategy is taking on a new role at National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
Alex Thursby
Alex Thursby

Alex Thursby, head of ANZ’s international business, has left the Australian bank to become group chief executive of National Bank of Abu Dhabi NBAD, the biggest bank in the United Arab Emirates.

He will take up the new job on July 1, replacing Michael Tomalin, who is retiring after 14 years with the bank. Tomalin will stay on as a non-executive director to support the transition.

“I am delighted we have attracted someone of Alex’s calibre and experience to lead the management team at NBAD,” said Nasser Alsowaidi, chairman of NBAD. “Alex’s depth of banking knowledge, his leadership and people capabilities, his experience...

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