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Rabobank NZ announces new General Manager of Country Banking

Rabobank New Zealand has appointed Bruce Weir as General Manager Country Banking, responsible for the bank’s client-facing agribusiness teams across New Zealand.

Chief Executive Officer Todd Charteris said the bank was delighted to appoint a senior agri banker of Bruce’s calibre and experience, following an extensive recruitment process that attracted a number of strong candidates.

“During his 20 years in rural banking, Bruce has held several senior roles – most recently as our Interim General Manager of Country Banking while we completed the recruitment process,” he said.

“Bruce has developed a proven track record of contributing to business growth and consistently displays values and behaviours aligned with Rabobank’s purpose as New Zealand’s only specialist food and agribusiness bank.”

Mr Weir, who has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Massey University, first joined Rabobank as a finance officer in Pukekohe in 2000. After a period at ASB, he returned to Rabobank in 2010 as Branch Manager in Rotorua and was promoted to Regional Manager Northern North Island in 2013.

In his new role, Mr Weir will be a member of the New Zealand Leadership Team and Rabobank’s Australia and New Zealand regional executive team.

Mr Weir is married with two children and lives in Rotorua.


Rabobank 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 about 8.6 million clients worldwide through a network of close to 1000 offices and branches. Rabobank New Zealand is one of the country's leading agricultural lenders and a significant provider of business and corporate banking and financial services to the New Zealand food and agribusiness sector. The bank has 32 branches throughout New Zealand.


Media contacts:

David Johnston
Marketing & Media Relations Manager
Rabobank New Zealand
Phone: 04 819 2711 or 027 477 8153

Denise Shaw
Head of Media Relations 
Rabobank Australia & New Zealand 
Phone: +612 8115 2744 or +61 2 439 603 525