Dr John Pillay

Head of Home Ownership Transformation / ANZ Bank


Dr John Pillay is a senior executive at ANZ Bank, responsible for leading transformational change programmes of work. An experienced strategist, business leader and change director, John currently leads the Home Ownership Transformation Programme; a CEO priority and end to end refresh of the Home Loans platform and business. Previous changes that he has led at ANZ include the transformations of Wholesale Lending, Risk, Shared Services and Corporate Centre functions. Prior to ANZ, John headed up a UK based financial services change consultancy business, and before that was a senior manager at Barclays Bank. John obtained his doctorate from Cranfield University (UK), researching the topic of corporate turnaround; additional qualifications include an MBA and Masters in Business Information Systems. John has been widely published in academic journals and conferences, and holds advisory and board membership roles for Melbourne University and Victoria University.