A key player in the Tasmanian financial sector who leads a prominent national banking company has resigned.
Melos Sulicich will step down as managing director and chief executive of MyState in July in accordance will his contract.
He has been with the Hobart-based financial group since 2014 and advised the MyState board of his decision on Friday.
"After almost six years living away from my family in Sydney I have made a personal decision to return home permanently," Mr Sulicich said.
"It has been a privilege to be the Managing Director and CEO of MyState and I am proud of the transformation achieved during my time with the company."
MyState chairman Miles Hampton said Mr Sulicich had a significant impact on the business and oversaw "a period of substantial growth, with the banking loan book doubling to in excess of $5 billion".
"At the same time Melos has led the digital transformation of the business with MyState," Mr Hampton said.
"But perhaps most significantly, Mr Sulicich has successfully led us through a very challenging period for the banking industry in Australia. Customer satisfaction measures clearly indicate that we have a culture where the interests of our customers are paramount."
Mr Sulicich said MyState was "a significantly different business" compared to when he joined and the company was "well set for the future".
"I believe the time is now right to let someone else take the business into its next phase of growth and development," he said.
"I would like to take the opportunity to express my appreciation and thanks to the entire MyState staff and Board for their commitment, dedication and support.
"We have a high calibre team and board that is well positioned to build on the momentum of the strategic program of work and the achievements made to date."
MyState will soon commence a process to appoint a new managing director and chief executive.