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Toberua Island And Denarau: Stubbings

Sarah Stubbings is a leader in the finan­cial services industry with more than 20 years’ experience across retail, com­mercial and institutional banking at major banks in Australia and the United Kingdom.
25 Sep 2022 16:25
Toberua Island And Denarau: Stubbings
Toberua Island.

Sarah Stubbings is a leader in the finan­cial services industry with more than 20 years’ experience across retail, com­mercial and institutional banking at major banks in Australia and the United Kingdom.

She is ANZ’s Regional Executive Pacific with responsibility for ANZ’s businesses across 10 Pacific markets. She is based in Suva while her husband lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Ms Stubbings plays a lead role in several areas through board director and leadership roles.

These include:

  • ANZ Retail Leadership Team,
  • Chair of the ANZ Australia Retail & Com­mercial Product Committee
  • Chair of the ANZ Staff Community Foun­dation
  • Member of the Australian Banking Asso­ciation Customer Remediation Group.

She is known for harnessing the power of digital, data and automation to move from startup to scalable business practices.

A chartered accountant, Ms Stubbings has contributed to many regulatory and industry initiatives. She has also been chief of staff at ANZ, Head of the Retail Middle Office and worked in Private Equity for a number of years for ANZ.

Prior, she worked for KPMG in New Zealand and held banking roles in the UK and Edin­burgh.

“We’re not just about banking and lending but we want to be there for our customers, we want to live and breathe our purpose,” Ms Stubbings said.

“We want to grow as the economy is grow­ing, and truly believing in what we do mat­ters because that’s us living our purpose every day.”

ANZ’s Regional Executive Pacific, Sarah Stubbings. Photo: Laisa Lui

ANZ’s Regional Executive Pacific, Sarah Stubbings. Photo: Laisa Lui

 

How many places have you visited around Fiji?

I have been to Labasa, obviously I spend a lot of time in Suva and the West meeting our team in Nadi and Lautoka. Loving getting out and about in Fiji for the past six weeks.

What is the one place in Fiji you would take visi­tors to?

Toberua Island. My husband and I are actu­ally going there soon.

What is your favourite place for coffee/pie?

I am not a coffee drinker but I absolutely love fresh juices at the Farmer’s Daughter which is close to where I live and also Mana Coffee.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to exercise, learn and listen to pod­casts about business successes and failures.

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list?

I would like to visit the outer islands and Denarau.

Story By: laisa.kabulevu@fijisun.com.fj



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