Mr Bob Santamaria
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BCom, LLB

Bob has more than 40 years of experience in governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions, including numerous complex transactions in the resources, manufacturing and finance sectors.

In the last 12 years of his career Bob was the Group General Counsel of ANZ Bank where he was responsible for the provision of legal services to ANZ globally. While at ANZ Bob concentrated on litigation and other reputational issues stemming from the global financial crisis, and on regulatory problems in various parts of the world. In addition, Bob spent most of his last 18 months at ANZ leading the bank’s response to the Banking Royal Commission.

Prior to joining ANZ, Bob was Partner from 1987 of Allens Arthur Robinson. Bob was also a relationship partner for Rio Tinto, ANZ, BHP Billiton, Goldman Sachs JBWere, Aviva Insurance Group and Bendigo Bank. 

In his post corporate career Bob is concentrating on community work, primarily in adolescent mental health, hospital and aged care; coaching and mentoring; and on travel, fitness and spending time with his family.