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.

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…

Westpac exec returns to the FSC

Former Westpac executive Blake Briggs returns to the Financial Services Council (FSC) as its deputy chief executive officer. Briggs spent the last two years as head of government affairs for wealth at Westpac. Prior to that he was the FSC’s…

IAG chief executive steps down

IAG chief executive Peter Harmer has notified his intention to step down from his role at the end of 2020. He has been with the company since 2010 and in the role of chief executive for over five years. IAG’s…

Cashwerkz gains former UBS exec

Cashwerkz has appointed former UBS executive Jon Lechte to the position of chief executive officer. Lechte was previously a director and head of markets at FIIG Securities. Prior to that, he was head of fixed income for Asia and Japan…

NAB loses chief customer officer

NAB’s chief customer officer Anthony Healy has announced his departure after more than 10 years with the bank in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to his most recent role, Healy was chief executive of Bank of New Zealand for over…