Despite a decade as ANZ's New Zealand boss — during which time he took up Kiwi citizenship — David Hisco was until last year still pocketing a gold-plated annual "expat expenses" package worth close to half a million NZ dollars tax-free.

That package — worth A$464,599 in 2018 — was plenty generous enough to swallow the tens of thousands of dollars that Hisco is claimed to have spent on Corporate Cabs which are said to have been incorrectly chalked up to ANZ as direct business charges over a nine-year period.

It would surely also have swallowed up the bill