ANZ Bolsters its Global Sustainable Finance Team

Australian banking group ANZ announced a range of new senior appointments to its global sustainable finance team, to help meet increasing demand as the bank continues to support its customers in the transition to net zero.

Head of Sustainable Finance, Katharine Tapley, said the new hires add to an already strong team at the Melbourne-based bank.

“These new appointments will help build ANZ’s capacity and expertise in our home markets and offshore, particularly in the UK and USA, as customer and investor demand for sustainable finance continues to grow,” Tapley said.

Cédric Chaudron has been appointed to a new Brisbane-based role of Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, giving the team an on-the-ground presence in Queensland for the first time. Chaudron brings 20 years of experience, most recently at Rabobank in Singapore where he was Head of Capital Markets South-East Asia & India and Sustainable Capital Markets Asia.

Emily Tonkin has been appointed Head of Sustainable Finance, UK and Europe. She has an extensive background in structured debt and coverage across multiple roles at ANZ, Royal Bank of Scotland, and ABN Amro. She relocated from Sydney to London in April.

David Simmons has been appointed Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, replacing Tonkin in Sydney. He was previously a State Director in ANZ’s Emerging Corporate business and has deep experience with complex lending and coverage across roles at ANZ, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and GE Capital. He started in his new role in March.

Simon Reid has been appointed Director, based in Melbourne, and joins from ANZ Group Treasury. Reid has 18 years of banking experience, most recently as Director, Group Funding, where he was actively involved in ANZ’s own Sustainability Bond issuance program since its inception in 2015. In his new role, he will work closely with Melbourne-based Executive Director, Bronwyn Corbet.

Amanda Helmore has been appointed Associate Director, based in Melbourne. Helmore has a background in coverage from HSBC, where she supported a project to establish HSBC’s local Sustainable Finance presence in 2022.

Sarah Ho, a Director based in New York, has expanded her Corporate Finance role to provide dedicated support for increased Sustainable Finance activity in ANZ’s North America business.

In April this year, ANZ launched a new target to fund and facilitate at least $A100 billion by the end of 2030 towards improving social and environmental outcomes through customer initiatives and direct investments by ANZ.