Kathryn van der Merwe


Kathryn van der Merwe
CEW Member

Group Executive, Talent and Culture
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Kathryn van der Merwe is Group Executive Talent and Culture, responsible for leading the human resources function at ANZ, an ASX50 publicly listed company. She is a member ANZ Group Executive Committee.

She joined ANZ from Bain & Company where she held senior leadership roles focused on business transformation. This includes a focus on strengthening organisational culture and capability, and the development and delivery of change strategies to improve performance and facilitate sustainable growth. Most recently she was Results Delivery Expert Vice President for Bain’s Results Delivery Practice in the Asia Pacific region having worked for the firm for 14 years.

Kathryn was one of only a handful of people from Australia who have received the coveted global Bright Dix Award in Bain, which is specifically awarded for actively contributing to the professional development of colleagues and peers.

Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science, Psychology, with First Class Honours and a PhD, both in Psychology, from the University of New South Wales. She was recipient of a University Medal for her undergraduate degree and was awarded a scholarship for her PhD.

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