People

Stay on top of the latest talent acquisitions and departures in the Australian finance industry. Inside Network’s journalists are monitoring the latest key people changes in our industry.

Adviser Profile: Matthew Scholten

Matthew Scholten is the executive chair of Scholten Collins McKissock in Melbourne. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has qualifications from the Australian Insurance Institute (AIA), the SMSF Association and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). Scholten…

UniSuper appoints chief risk officer

The $85 billion industry fund for the higher education and research sector has finally filled the position of chief risk officer with the appointment of Andrew Raftis after Ruby Yadav resigned in December 2019. Raftis has over 20 years in…

Suncorp names chief information officer

Former Commonwealth Bank executive Adam Bennett has been appointed as Suncorp’s chief information officer. He was previously at Commonwealth Bank for over 15 years and was most recently group executive business and private banking, executive general manager of local business…

Australian Super picks executive

Australian Super has appointed former Coles executive Sarah Adams as group executive, strategy, brand and reputation. She joins from Bushfire Recovery Victoria where she was executive director of communications and stakeholder relations. Prior to that, she was general manager of…

BNK chief executive steps down

BNK Banking Corporation’s chief executive Simon Lyons has stepped down after over four years in the role. Lyons was chief executive of Goldfields Money prior to its renaming at BNK. The company’s deputy chair Don Koch has been appointed as…

CBA exec joins Insurance Council of Australia

Commonwealth Bank executive Andrew Hall has joined the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) as its new chief executive. Hall was previously Commonwealth Bank’s executive general manager for corporate affairs for over seven years and before that was director of corporate…

Suncorp’s chief banking and wealth departs after three months

Lee Hatton has departed Suncorp as its chief executive of banking and wealth after just three months in the job. Hatton acknowledges that her departure is due to the impacts of the commute from Sydney to Brisbane on her family.…

Westpac creates new division, appoints CEO

Westpac has announced a new specialist businesses division and has appointed Jason Yetton as chief executive of the division. The specialist business division has been created to simplify the Australian and New Zealand banking businesses. This will include wealth platforms,…

NAB expands leadership team with two exec appointments

National Australia Bank has added two appointments to its executive leadership team. Rachel Slade has been appointed as group executive personal banking. She is currently NAB’s chief customer experience officer and prior to joining NAB in 2017, she held a…

SelfWealth founder and CEO steps down

Online broker SelfWealth has announced its founder Andrew Ward is stepping down as chief executive. He will remain on as a special adviser to the board and has handed over his role to Rob Edgley who has been acting chief…