NAB announces Andrew Irvine as new chief executive officer, replacing Ross McEwan

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Andrew Irvine will be the next CEO of NAB.
Andrew Irvine will be the next CEO of NAB. Credit: William Pearce/The Nightly

National Australia Bank Ltd., the country’s second-largest lender, said Andrew Irvine will replace Ross McEwan as chief executive officer.

Irvine, NAB’s group executive for business and private banking since 2020, will start in the role on April 2, according to a statement Wednesday. McEwan, who’s led the firm for more than four years, will retire from executive roles, the statement said.

NAB Chair Philip Chronican said Irvine has strengths supporting his appointment that include success leading Australia’s largest business bank franchise, as well as people leadership, risk management and international experience.

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NAB chief executive Ross McEwan will step down on April 2. Supplied
NAB chief executive Ross McEwan will step down on April 2. Supplied Credit: Supplied

“Andrew is well suited to take NAB into its next chapter of growth and performance for our customers, colleagues and the communities we serve,” Chronican said in the statement.

Prior to joining NAB, Irvine, a British-Canadian dual citizen, was head of Canadian business banking at the Bank of Montreal. He has degree in business management and commerce from King’s College London and an MBA from Western University in Ontario, Canada.

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