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Former Westpac Fiji GM, Hughes, Takes Up Managing Director Role In PNG

  The former general manager of Westpac Fiji, Adrian Hughes, has been appointed as the new managing director of Westpac Papua New Guinea. Westpac’s Regional Head for South Asia and
13 Aug 2016 08:30
Former Westpac Fiji GM, Hughes, Takes Up Managing Director Role In PNG
Adrian Hughes

 

The former general manager of Westpac Fiji, Adrian Hughes, has been appointed as the new managing director of Westpac Papua New Guinea.

Westpac’s Regional Head for South Asia and the Pacific, Greg Pawson, labelled Mr Hughes as one of the region’s most experienced and highest performing bankers.

“He will bring a great deal of expertise to Papua New Guinea, alongside a real passion for our staff, customers and the communities in which we work,” he said.

“Adrian led our Fiji business from 2012 until earlier this year, and had an extraordinarily successful tenure.

“Under his leadership the business was propelled and our staff and customers thrived, and I know we will see the same results in PNG.”

Mr Hughes said: “I’m really excited about being part of the PNG community at a time of enormous economic change, and getting to know PNG and its people.

“I loved every minute of working in Fiji, and part of what made me decide to make my next career move within Westpac Pacific was that I could continue working with our Pacific customers, and being part of this region’s financial sector.”

Mr Hughes will be based in Westpac’s Port Moresby office.

 

Fijian opportunities

Westpac Fiji general manager, Brett Hooker, is excited about the opportunities Mr Hughes’ appointment will bring for Fijian businesses with interest in PNG or future interest.

“More and more we see Fijian companies looking at inter-Pacific and international trade, and partnering with the large multinationals who operate out of PNG and Asia,” he said.

“With Adrian in PNG, our customers will have more opportunities to expand into international markets.”

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 



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