Leading through adversity

As Chief Executive at the Royal Bank of Scotland for six years, Ross McEwan was instrumental to the organisation’s recovery following the GFC.  In December 2019 he moved back to the southern hemisphere to become Chief Executive Officer of the NAB Group, just a few months before the world was hit by Covid-19.

From Melbourne, Ross McEwan will share his views on the economy in Australia and New Zealand, the health of global financial systems – and the role of NAB and BNZ to support customers and the community.

As one of New Zealand and Massey University Alumni’s most prominent international leaders, we welcome his insights into managing a large organisation through unprecedented times.


We invite you to join the live webinar and ask your questions.  Craig Stobo will conduct the interview and Q&A.

Date/time: 4-5pm (NZ time) Thursday, 13 August 2020
Cost:  No charge for CFA Society NZ members and CFA charterholders outside New Zealand
Registrations:  Please Register here – a link will provided prior to the event

Massey University students and alumni are also invited free to this event, please register directly with Massey University.

About the speaker

Ross McEwan became Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of National Australia Bank Limited in December 2019.

Mr McEwan has more than 30 years of experience in the finance, insurance and investment industries. Mr McEwan is a senior global financial services executive with deep experience in international markets and long-standing knowledge of the Australian banking environment. Mr McEwan also has extensive experience in leading organisations through significant change and recovery. Prior to joining NAB, Mr McEwan was Group CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland from 2013-2019 and CEO UK Retail from 2012-2013.

Mr McEwan’s experience includes executive roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, First NZ Capital Securities and National Mutual Life Association of Australasia / AXA New Zealand. He has a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University.

Mr McEwan received a CBE in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours list for services to the financial sector in the UK.