Robert G (Bob) Bell passed away yesterday (12th January), after a long battle with leukemia.
Bob spent the majority of his ANZ career involved in the Foreign Exchange markets. He joined the International Banking Division (IBD) in 1970, in Melbourne, before transferring to London in 1974 to further his FX dealing capabilities. After another period in Melbourne, Bob, Joyce and family moved to Singapore where he ran the FX operation for five years. Upon returning to Melbourne Bob was appointed Senior Manager FX where he was responsible for the FX operation in Australia reporting to me.
Bob was President of the Australian Forex Association for five years and much involved in arranging the annual worldwide ACI Congress which was held in Australia, for the first time, in 1992.
Over the past 35 years, Bob was a regular member of the annual IBD golf trip to the Murray and a past winner of the prestigious Hastie Trophy. Bob had lots of friends at ANZ. He was a truly great guy who will be sorely missed.