Rynski moves from Westpac to NAB

  • By Andrew Starke

National Australia Bank has appointed Julie Rynski to the role of executive general manager for Specialised Banking, reporting to chief customer officer, Business and Private Banking, Angela Mentis.

Rynski joins NAB from Westpac where she was general manager Small, Medium Enterprises and Connect NOW, a role in which she established a dedicated SME division, drove improvements in NPS and introduced pre-approved limits for existing customers.

In a media release on Wednesday, NAB said Rynski would lead a team of dedicated bankers in Agribusiness, Health, Education, Government and Community and Franchising to “deliver specialist banking services and extend NAB’s market share in Australia’s fastest growing sectors”.

Commenting on the appointment, Mentis said Australia’s future economic prosperity was inextricably linked to fast growth sectors like Agribusiness, Health and Education.

“NAB has a long and proud history backing these businesses and we’re continuing to support their growth with more bankers, deeper industry insights, and innovative digital solutions such as Australia’s first HICAPS Mobile digital platform, which will make it easier for customers to locate, make appointments and pay for healthcare services on the go,” she said.

“Julie’s leadership strengths, deep understanding of specialised banking and passion for customers will ensure we continue to deliver a great customer experience.”

NAB won the ‘Best Industry Specialisation’ category at the RFi Group’s Australian Business Banking Awards, held last month, which recognised the bank for its industry expertise, support for specialist advisers and proven service.