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ANZ CEO announces resignation - on Twitter

05 May 2009  |  6387 views  |  2

Twitter ye not. Brian Hartzer, CEO of ANZ's Australian operations has just announced his resignation - on Twitter.

In a valedictory tweet posted Monday, Hartzer says: "Folks, this is my last tweet as I've resigned to pursue an overseas opportunity. Thanks for your continued support for ANZ. All the best."

The smart money says Hartzer is joining RBS as its retail operations chief, taking over from Gordon Pell. It's a key position that would put him in the running as a potential heir apparent to current CEO Stephen Hester.

Will Hartzer's appointment usher in a new era of Twitter-inspired transparency at RBS? Let's hope so. After the Goodwin saga, RBS needs all the goodwill it can get.

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member | 05 May, 2009, 16:39

Frankie Howard would be proud to have been so immortalised.

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Keith Richbell
Keith Richbell - eftpos Payments Australia Ltd. (ePAL) - Sydney | 07 May, 2009, 02:21

I think Frankie's catch phrase was actually "Titter ye not". When it comes to the musings of some senior bankers it may be that to be a "Tit" is actually more appropriate than to be considered a "Twit"? Although in the case of some investment bankers I think you can perhaps make a case for them being both.

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