ANZ’s Mark Harding promoted to global head of financial institutions group

  • By Zilla Efrat

Mark Harding started his new role as global head of the financial institutions group (FIG) at ANZ yesterday.

Based in Singapore, he replaces Simon Ireland who was recently appointed to the role of managing director, international.

Harding will be responsible for leading the bank’s financial institutions client segment globally. This covers banks, funds, diversified financials, insurance companies and government entities.

Since joining ANZ in 2008, Harding has held leadership roles in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore, most recently as head of FIG, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.

During his career, he has also held roles at RBS and Fortis Bank in London.

Ireland describes Harding as a highly experienced international banker who has been instrumental in establishing ANZ’s FIG strategy across the region.

“Harding is able to balance profitable growth with a strong risk awareness while also strengthening our key client relationships,” says Ireland. “FIG is a priority sector for the bank and under his leadership, I’m confident it will go from strength to strength.”