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Colin Mansbridge

CEO, BNZ Crusaders

Colin Mansbridge is proud CEO at the BNZ Crusaders, Australasia’s most successful professional sporting franchise in the last twenty-five years – and arguably best professional rugby club in the world.

These days, Colin is not ashamed to say he’s “a Crusaders tragic through and through”. However, his career has seen him take on a range of dynamic roles, including Head of Agribusiness for BNZ, working with the bank and its customers to navigate a world of increasingly discerning consumers.  

 In fact, Colin’s had a huge career in banking – particularly in strategy and leadership – in the UK, Australia, SE Asia and Aotearoa. Colin cites the biggest learning from this period as communication in foreign lands – connecting with fellow members of a board (or coaching a rugby team!) for whom English isn’t a first language.