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ANZ Bank head-hunts Gonski as chair

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Future Fund executive chairman David Gonski is being head-hunted by the ANZ Banking Group to be its next chairman.

Mr Gonski, who previously served on the ANZ board between 2001 and 2007, has been approached by the $90-billion bank, but commitments at the $89bn Future Fund may mean an appointment could take months, The Australian Financial Review reports.

Current ANZ chairman, John Morschel, is seeking a person with experience in Asia and Mr Gonski has experience both as a board member of Singapore Telecommunications and director of Singapore Airlines, as well as with the Future Fund, the paper says.

The Financial Review reports Mr Morschel wants someone to take the helm of the ANZ board before his term expires at the bank's 2015 annual meeting.

However, Mr Gonski's commitments with current positions on the boards of Coca-Cola Amatil and SingTel may mean a delay of several months.

A replacement for Mr Gonski on the Future Fund could be former federal treasurer Peter Costello, who founded the fund in 2006.

23/08/2014 23:23Sydney, Australia. 23 August,2014
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