Rabobank New Zealand announces new CEO
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Rabobank New Zealand announces new CEO

 

 

Rabobank New Zealand has announced it proposes to appoint Todd Charteris to the position of chief executive officer, subject to regulatory approval.

Rabobank New Zealand chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden said Mr Charteris “will bring significant experience with Rabobank on both sides of the Tasman to the role of CEO, as well as a deep knowledge of agribusiness and extensive relationships across the global Rabobank network”.

“After a thorough selection process, we are very pleased to have identified a leader of Todd’s calibre, with his extensive experience and passion for agriculture to lead our growing New Zealand business,” he said.

The world’s leading specialist food and agribusiness bank, Rabobank is one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural lenders and a major provider of corporate and business banking services to the country’s food and agribusiness sector.  The bank also runs online retail savings and deposits business RaboDirect.

Originally from a sheep and beef farm in Otago, Mr Charteris has worked with Rabobank since 2000 – most recently as national manager Country Banking Australia, a role he has held since 2015.

Joining the bank as a finance officer in Te Puke, Mr Charteris had progressed through a range of branch and regional roles on the east coast of New Zealand before moving to Australia to initially take on the position of state manager Victoria in 2012.

Mr Charteris said he was looking forward to putting his international experience into practice in his home country of New Zealand.

“I am excited by the opportunity in front of New Zealand to set the pace as a source of sustainable, high-value food and beverage for the world. By standing alongside our farmers and agribusiness sector, and tapping into our global expertise, Rabobank can play its part to help our agri sector reach its full potential,” he said.

Mr Charteris takes over the position from Daryl Johnson, who is leaving the bank this month after announcing his departure earlier in the year. Sir Henry thanked Mr Johnson for his contribution to the bank during his time as CEO.

Sir Henry said Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group managing director Peter Knoblanche would act as interim CEO for Rabobank New Zealand until Mr Charteris commenced in the role.

 

Rabobank Australia & New Zealand is a part of the global Rabobank Group, the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has nearly 120 years’ experience providing customised banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness. Rabobank is structured as a cooperative and operates in 40 countries, servicing the needs of approximately 8.6 million clients worldwide through a network of more than 1000 offices and branches. Rabobank Australia & New Zealand is one of Australasia’s leading agricultural lenders and a significant provider of business and corporate banking and financial services to the region’s food and agribusiness sector. The bank has 94 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Media contacts:

David Johnston
Marketing & Media Relations Manager
Rabobank New Zealand
Phone: 04 819 2711 or 027 477 8153
Email: david.johnston@rabobank.com


Denise Shaw
Head of Media Relations 
Rabobank Australia & New Zealand 
Phone: +612 8115 2744 or +61 2 439 603 525 
Email: denise.shaw@rabobank.com