NAB names new banking executive

Appointment brings 25 years of international experience to the role and is expected to start 1 September

NAB names new banking executive


By Madison Utley

NAB yesterday announced the appointment of its new group executive for business and private banking.

Andrew Irvine brings nearly 25 years of experience in financial services to the role, having previously headed Canadian Business Banking at the Bank of Montreal where he had end-to-end accountability for the division and was responsible for increasing customer loyalty, growth and market share through engagement.

Over his more than decade at the Bank of Montreal, Andrew held a number of executive roles including head of customer solutions where he led the customer segment, product, operations, marketing and technology teams.

According to NAB CEO Ross McEwan, Irvine is to play an important part in the major's pursuit of growing its business bank.

“Andrew’s deep understanding of customers developed over a career in banking and his leadership in using data, insights and technology to meet their needs will be important to achieving this ambition,” he said.

“Andrew is an experienced banker and talented leader who will play a crucial role focussed on NAB’s strategic pillars of delivering for customers and colleagues.”

Irvine, who will be based in Melbourne, is expected to start at NAB on 1 September. 

“I’m excited to be joining NAB and to be leading Business & Private Banking, which at its core is all about supporting its customers and the broader economy,” said Irvine.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues at NAB to grow these foundations as we help our customers through the impacts of COVID-19 and out the other side.”

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