Norris retires Ralph Norris is stepping down as chairman of the Business Roundtable at the same time as he retires as ASB Bank managing director.

The Business Roundtable vice-chairman, Murray Horn, managing director of ANZ Banking Group (NZ), will take over as acting chairman.

Mr Norris says he has enjoyed his time as chairman - he was appointed in June 1999 - and will continue to take an active interest in the Business Roundtable's work.