Westpac snares John Harries from ANZ to the role of general manager, strategic marketing

Screen shot 2012-07-18 at 5.00.22 PM.jpgWestpac has snared John Harries from ANZ to the position of general manager, strategic marketing in its Australian financial services division, replacing Damien Eales, who left the bank back in June.

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

Harries 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.
Says Peter Hanlon, Westpac's Australian financial services chief executive: "I am very
pleased to be welcoming John Harries - an executive with broad and deep financial services
experience and a strong record of achievement."

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.

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