Robin Peatfield


Sue Peatfield phoned to advise of the passing of husband Robin aged 77 years on 14/05/2022 after struggling with a severe chest infection. Robin was well known to many ANZ’ers spending time in London and Melbourne where I used to often see him at the ANZ functions. Robin and Sue left the bank and moved to South Gippsland to become dairy farmers until they returned to Mount Martha to be with family. Robin had a quick mind and a dry wit. He will be missed.Membership Officer Reny Frighetto emailed “Very sad news. Robin was a delight to be around, and his humour was very catchy.”David Jones emailed “He was a character Eamon. Robin left ANZ to become a dairy farmer which he doubled with being a lecturer at one of the Gippsland educational institutions. Bob Bennett coaxed him back to ANZ in the early 80s and he took over from Ron Cashin as senior manager running the Queens Road training centre. He also got the top job as the head of global HR along the way.”Eamon Veaney emailed “I first met Robin in London when I joined the Bank in 1967 working in Cashbook. Robin was on a graduate transfer from Australia at the time from recollection. Our paths crossed years later when he was appointed to a Senior role in London in the 1980's. More recently Robin attended our ANZROC lunches in Geelong and Mount Martha. He will be missed.”
Eamon Veaney emailed “Robin Peatfield had a great send off at Wildgrain restaurant in Mornington on Tuesday June 7 attended by a large contingent of family and friends. Moving eulogies from wife Sue, son Phil and daughter Jenny provided a wealth of interesting insights / stories about Robins life.Attendees from ANZ included David Butcher, Dick Chegwin, John Ries, Peter and HelenJones/Prosser.Vale Robin.”