Former CEO – UK & Europe, ANZ, FTSE100 Board Director
Diana Brightmore-Armour was, until December 2019, Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe for The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), based in London.
The business provides relationship coverage and financial solutions to a client base of large, multinational corporations headquartered in the UK, Europe, Middle East and the US, with global operations in one or more of the 34 markets in which ANZ operates.
The business is a growth engine of ANZ’s International and Institutional Banking Division, whose goal is to deliver on ANZ’s aspiration to source an increasing amount of Group earnings from Asia Pacific, Europe and America.
It is responsible for the overall management of relationships with ANZ’s multinational clients across specialised sectors including Agriculture, Natural Resources, Utilities & Infrastructure, Financial Services and Diversified Industrials, drawing on the expertise of the Bank’s markets and trading teams to provide the full range of global financial solutions.
Since joining ANZ in October 2013, Diana’s focus has been on uptiering the Bank’s relationship capabilities, driving ANZ to achieve Trusted Advisor status with its key clients.
Prior to her role at ANZ, Diana was CEO of Corporate Banking, at Lloyds Banking Group, a significant coverage business in Wholesale Banking and Markets, operating across the UK and in North America.
She is a strong supporter of talent development and gender diversity, both within ANZ via the Bank’s ‘Plus One Pledge’ scheme and externally through her involvement with the 30% Club, City Women’s Network and First Women Awards.
Diana has had experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial management, treasury and audit at The Coca-Cola Company, complemented by a CEO role in the e-commerce sector.
She is a Fellow member of both the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Diana is a Non-Executive Director on the board of The Berkeley Group Holdings plc, a British property developer based in Cobham, Surrey. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
She has worked extensively internationally throughout her career and is married with two children.