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Chris Flood

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Chris’ experience spans over 35 years in financial services including roles in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom working with Westpac, National Australia Bank and UDC.

Chris has been with Heartland for over 25 years, starting with the company in December 1997 in Christchurch before moving to Auckland in 2002 as General Manager Consumer. At Heartland in New Zealand, he has also held the roles of Head of Retail and Head of Distribution before being appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2016 and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Bank Limited in 2019.

In 2022, Chris was appointed Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Heartland. Within the Heartland group of companies, Chris is a director of a number of entities in both New Zealand and Australia, and is a member of a cohort of board governance committees.

Chris is expected to return to his role as Deputy Group CEO of Heartland later in the 2024 calendar year following a comprehensive handover with Heartland Bank’s new CEO Michelle Winzer (start date yet to be confirmed).

Chris Flood

Acting Chief
Executive Officer

David Brown

Chief Risk Officer

Sarah Burgemeister

General Counsel

Richard Collier

Chief Financial Officer

Vaughan Dixon

Chief Technology & Operations Officer

Sharon Yardley

Chief Compliance &
Sustainability Officer