HSBC has named Rob Roughan as head of commercial banking for New Zealand.

Reporting to Chris Russell, New Zealand CEO and Tim Evans, head of commercial banking for Asia Pacific, he will be relocating to Auckland from Dublin, where he has worked for 11 years.

He joins from Barclays in Ireland, where he was head of global corporates and product. Before this, he was the country’s investment banking director. He joined Barclays from ANZ in New Zealand back in 2005, where he was head of food, beverages and agribusiness. Prior to this he was head of corporate banking at the National Bank of New Zealand.

Roughan has also held roles at Danske Bank, Lloyds and the Irish Rugby Football Union.

Russell says: “Rob’s wealth of international and local banking experience will further strengthen the commercial banking offering we provide for our corporate clients in New Zealand, helping them connect with opportunities abroad. His appointment also demonstrates the importance of the continued growth opportunities that the bank sees in the New Zealand market.”

Evans adds: “HSBC’s key competitive advantage is its network and ability to connect businesses globally. New Zealand is an essential component in our ability to deliver international banking services to customers worldwide.”