Rabobank announces new Southern Vic/Tas regional manager
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Rabobank announces appointment of new Southern Victorian/Tasmanian regional manager

Agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has announced the appointment of Deborah Maskell-Davies to the role of Regional Manager, Southern Victoria and Tasmania.

Ms Maskell-Davies has taken over the position from Hamish McAlpin, who has moved to the role of Head of Relationship Management for Rabobank’s Southern Victoria and Tasmanian region.

Announcing the appointment, Rabobank Group Executive for Country Banking Australia Marcel van Doremaele said Ms Maskell-Davies, who joined the bank in July, would be responsible for leading the continued growth and development of Rabobank’s rural banking business in Southern Victoria and Tasmania.

“Southern Victoria and Tasmania are among Australia’s most successful and productive agricultural regions. And we are fortunate to have a leader with Deborah’s demonstrated record of customer focus and banking experience to come on board to continue to steer our business in this very important region,” he said.

Ms Maskell-Davies has close to 30 years’ experience in banking. Most recently, she was Executive Director, Global Head of Financial Institution Solutions at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She has previously worked in senior roles with JP Morgan, in both Singapore and Australia, and for BNY Mellon, where she held a number of roles over a 17-year period.

Ms Maskell-Davies, who is based in Melbourne, said she was excited to be joining Rabobank at such a positive time for the agricultural sector, with a return to good seasonal conditions and considerable opportunity for growth ahead.

“While I’ve joined at an extraordinary time, when we’ve all been dealing with the impacts of COVID, the pandemic has actually shown agriculture to be such an important and resilient economic powerhouse for the country,” she said.

“There are enormous growth opportunities for the sector ahead. And I’m very much looking forward to working with our team in Southern Victoria and Tasmania as we partner with our clients in the region to support them with their future growth and development.”

Mr van Doremaele thanked Hamish McAlpin for his good work and dedication in the four years he spent as Regional Manager, Southern Victoria and Tasmania.

“We are very pleased Hamish has moved on to his new role within the Victorian rural banking business to continue to support our clients in the region,” he said.


Rabobank Australia & New Zealand is a part of the global Rabobank Group, the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has more than 120 years’ experience providing customised banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness. Rabobank is structured as a cooperative and operates in 40 countries, servicing the needs of approximately 10 million clients worldwide through a network of more than 1000 offices and branches. Rabobank Australia & New Zealand is one of Australasia’s leading agricultural lenders and a significant provider of business and corporate banking and financial services to the region’s food and agribusiness sector. The bank has 93 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand.


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Rabobank Australia & New Zealand
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Georgina Poole
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Rabobank Australia & New Zealand 
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