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Former NSW Premier Mike Baird has a brand new gig

And he’s going back to his roots…

By Lorna Gray
Mike Baird shocked his NSW constituents in mid-January when he announced his resignation from politics.
Baird said after a decade in politics it was time to move on and make way for a new premier of state, which ended up being Gladys Berejiklian. He also said he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Now the former premier has a new gig, the announcement made this morning he’ll join National Australia Bank as chief customer officer of the lender's corporate and institutional banking unit.
Baird will start the role in mid-April, NAB said in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
"His time as treasurer and premier of NSW means he returns to banking and NAB with invaluable experience in leading economic and financial reform to grow the economy," NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn said in a statement.
"Mike has outstanding leadership and a determination to drive change and make a difference by building relationships with customers and the community."
Baird started his career as a banker in 1989 at NAB's St Ives branch before moving into corporate banking, working at Deutsche Bank and HSBC before becoming a politician.

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