Karna Luke

Executive, Customer, Products & Services BNZ

Karna Luke (Nga Ruahine Iwi, Taranaki) has been with BNZ since 2015, most recently as General Manager Business Lending & Growth Sectors. Prior to this he held senior roles across BNZ including General Manager SME and Enterprise Partnerships.

Before joining BNZ, Karna held key senior executive roles in global Financial Services companies, including Director of Strategy with ASX listed The Trust Company, COO (Acting CEO) of Wealth and Trustee Services at Guardian Trust. He also spent five years working in multinational corporates in Asia.

Karna has built and owns his own businesses in healthcare, beverage industry and global strategic consulting leading significant strategic and transformational change for large global companies. He now focuses on giving back as an Independent Director on Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki Iwi - Whenua Ltd and Kahungungu Iwi Services.

Karna has a Bachelor Degree in Social Policy and Social Work and a Master in Business Administration from Massey University. He is qualified through FINSIA as a Chartered Banker and also completed the Advanced Strategic Management Executive Programme at the IMD in Switzerland.