Ralph Norris

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Sir Ralph James Norris KNZM HFIITP (born 1949) is a New Zealand Banker.

He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia until 30 November 2011. He was previously CEO of the ASB Bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's New Zealand subsidiary. He left this role for several years to be the CEO of Air New Zealand before leaving to head the CBA.

Prior to being CEO at the ASB Bank he was Chief Information Officer.

Sir Ralph is also an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Computer Society (HFNZCS) [1]

Ralph Norris is also an Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.


Ralph Norris was formally educated at Lynfield College where he completed his high school education.

He has no formal tertiary qualification.

Honors and awards[edit]

In The New Year Honours 2006 Norris was appointed a Distinguished Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business.[2] In the Special Honours 2009 Norris accepted the government offer to redesignate his DCNZM to a Knight Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit.[3][4]


  1. ^ In July 2012 NZCS changed their name to Institute of IT Professionals so HFNZCS became (HFIITP)
  2. ^ "New Year Honours 2006" (13 January 2006) 2 New Zealand Gazette 57.
  3. ^ Special Honours List (12 August 2009) 118 New Zealand Gazette 2691
  4. ^ Gibson, Nevil (1 August 2009). "Arise Sir... or Dame... for 70 on honours list". National Business Review. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 

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Business positions
Preceded by
David Murray
Chief Executive Officer
of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

2005 – 2011
Succeeded by
Ian M Narev