ANZ has appointed Dean Spicer as Head of Sustainable Finance – New Zealand as part of an expansion of its Sustainable Finance expertise across the region.
Based in Wellington, Spicer has been ANZ’s Head of Capital Markets - New Zealand for more than 13 years. He will continue to lead ANZ New Zealand’s capital markets business until a successor is appointed.
Spicer has played an instrumental role in a range of landmark ANZ deals in New Zealand, including the inaugural green and sustainability bonds for Auckland Council, Argosy Property and public housing provider Kāinga Ora, the first green loan in New Zealand for Contact Energy and the first sustainability-linked loan for Synlait Milk.
Spicer will continue to work closely with Katharine Tapley, Head of Sustainable Finance in Sydney, who is responsible for managing and co-ordinating ANZ’s global capability in this market.
His appointment is ANZ’s latest senior hire to boost its Sustainable Finance capability. Last year, the bank appointed Stella Saris, based in Singapore, to Head of Sustainable Finance – International.
The bank has also established a new AUD$50 billion Sustainable Finance Target by 2025 having exceeded its previous AUD$15 billion 2020 target by more than one year.
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