McMurdo to head Deutsche Bank in Australia/NZ

German bank has named former London-based Goldman Sachs partner James McMurdo as its new chief executive officer for Australia and New Zealand starting in February next year.

Two months after John Macfarlane announced he would be retiring as country head for Deutsche Bank in Australia and New Zealand, the German bank has found a replacement. James McMurdo will assume the role in February 2014 having recently resigned from Goldman Sachs where he was head of the financial sponsors group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London.

McMurdo moved to London in 2011 when he was made a partner at the US firm. Prior to that he was co-head of investment banking in Australia for Goldman, and had previously headed industrial coverage at UBS in Australia.

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