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Gerard Brown

Gerard Brown is Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs, reporting to ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott. He holds a Board Appointee position.
In this role he is responsible for the bank’s relationships with government and civil society and the identification and management of the social, environmental, political and public policy issues shaping our operating environment. This includes supporting the bank’s Asia strategy through trade policy advocacy - both country specific market access strategies and multilateral engagement to support services sector trade liberalization.
Gerard also leads and guides implementation of the Group’s Corporate Sustainability strategy, governance and reporting; this work has seen ANZ consistently assessed as a leading bank globally on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Previous positions held by Gerard at ANZ include Head of the Office of the CEO and General Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Gerard joined ANZ in 1999 from the Allen Consulting Group, a public policy, regulatory economics and external affairs management consulting firm, where he was a Principal.
Gerard holds a Master of Arts (Syd.) and a Bachelor of Letters (Melb.) in history. He is a former Director of the Consumer Action Law Centre and the Australian Banking Industry Ombudsman scheme.