7 Jan 2016

SBS boss Wayne Evans dies suddenly

2:02 pm on 7 January 2016

SBS banking group chief executive Wayne Evans has died suddenly. He was 49.

Wayne Evans, SBS chief executive

Wayne Evans Photo: Supplied

A bank spokesperson said Mr Evans died on Wednesday afternoon of natural causes.

He had been chief executive of the Invercargill-based group since August 2014 and had previously worked in a finance company, a local body commercial operation and the ANZ Bank.

Mr Evans, who swam Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in 2013, is survived by his wife and four sons.