Business leader Sir John Anderson dies

Sir John Anderson. Photo: NZ Herald
Sir John Anderson. Photo: NZ Herald

Former banking boss and prominent business leader Sir John Anderson has died of health complications at the age of 73.

The former ANZ National Bank chief executive died in his sleep at his Wellington home last night.

He became chief executive of National Bank in 1985 and retired in 2005.

Anderson was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to business management, banking and the community in the 1995 New Year Honours.

He was also a respected cricket administrator, appointed chairman of New Zealand Cricket in 1995 and was also New Zealand's representative on the International Cricket Council Executive Board.

Anderson married Carol Tuck in 1970, and they had three children.

He also served on the boards of NZME (publisher of The New Zealand Herald), TVNZ and New Zealand Steel and Petrocorp.

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