This function was hosted by Mark Monaghan from the ANZ Bank on behalf of Maile Carnegie, our newly appointed Patron. It was good to see everyone enjoying their afternoon. As usual with a collection of retirees, stories both tall and true abounded, but the gathering of former colleagues, many not seen for some time, and the revival of the old camaraderie makes the whole thing worthwhile. It was great to have a familiar face in the form of Mark Monaghan host the event. He personally knew 50+ of the people in the room which speaks volumes of the relationship that has been built over the years under Warwick Smith's patronage and his team’s unstinting support.
Mark welcomed all of the attendees and spoke briefly on the positive changes in the way things get done in the Bank under the current CEO Shayne Elliott. He wished all a happy festive season and a prosperous New Year, and then spent the afternoon mingling with all the guests. Given the time constraints Mark is no doubt under, his time and company was most appreciated by all present.
At the conclusion of the day Graeme Bool thanked Mark for his attendance and Lee Blundell and her team for their efforts on the day.