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Westpac appoints General Manager, Strategic Marketing


18 July 2012

Westpac has appointed John Harries to the position of General Manager, Strategic Marketing in it's Australian Financial Services division.

Mr Harries has a 30-year history in financial services covering brand marketing, segment marketing, operations and product management.

He is currently General Manager of Australia Operations for ANZ Banking Group. He has held a variety of roles with ANZ including Managing Director, Retail Products; Managing Director, Consumer Finance; Managing Director, Banking Products; and Head of Products & Marketing, Mortgages.

Westpac’s Australian Financial Services Chief Executive, Peter Hanlon, said: “I am very pleased to be welcoming John Harries - an executive with broad and deep financial services experience and a strong record of achievement.” Mr Harries holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

He will join Westpac in October 2012 and will report directly to incoming Australian Financial Services Chief Executive Brian Hartzer.