ANZ has made a number of changes to the senior leadership team in its global institutional and Asia Pacific Europe and America (APEA) division.

The appointments are intended to support cross-border trade flows across Asia, North America and Europe, ANZ says.

Gilles Plante has been appointed chief executive officer for Asia, based in Hong Kong. He was previously chief executive officer for North East Asia, Europe and America.

Former managing director of corporate, institutional and private banking for Asia, Sameer Sawhney is now director for institutional Asia Pacific, Europe and America, based in Singapore.

Mark Robinson assumes the role of chief executive officer for Europe, America, Middle East and India, based in London. He was previously based in Singapore as chief executive officer, South and Southeast Asia.

Cathryn Carver is now managing director for institutional Australia, based in Perth. She was previously global head of capital markets in Hong Kong.

Finally, based in Sydney, Christina Tonkin has been appointed managing director for global loans and transaction banking.

She was previously managing director of global loans.

The new appointments will report to ANZ divisional chief executive officer, Alex Thursby.

Commenting on the changes Thursby says: “Our new organisation structure and senior appointments will help provide a seamless cross-border proposition, connecting our customers with intra-regional trade and investment flows across Asia, the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.”