Westpac has announced the appointment of John Harries as the company's new General Manager, Strategic Marketing in its Australian Financial Services (AFS) division.


Mr Harries brings 30 years of experience in financial services, covering brand marketing, segment marketing, operations and product management.


He is currently General Manager of Australia Operations for ANZ Banking Group. He has held a variety of roles with ANZ including Managing Director, Retail Products; Managing Director, Consumer Finance; Managing Director, Banking Products; and Head of Products & Marketing, Mortgages.


 “I am very pleased to be welcoming John Harries - an executive with broad and deep financial services experience and a strong record of achievement," Westpac’s Australian Financial Services Chief Executive, Peter Hanlon, said.


Mr Harries will start his new appointment in October and will report directly to incoming AFS Chief Executive Brian Hartzer.