Suncorp’s banking and wealth chief executive David Carter has resigned to take on the role of group chief executive at Queensland’s peak motoring body, RACQ. Carter has been in the position for the last three years and was with Suncorp from 2006. Prior to that he spent 16 years at ANZ in a number of senior roles. Suncorp’s group general counsel, Belinda Spiers, has been appointed to the senior leadership team.
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority has appointed Justin Untersteiner as chief operating officer. He joins from the Australian Taxation Office where he has been for the last 13 years in a range of managerial positions such as acting chief financial officer, assistant commissioner and most recently assistant commissioner, integrated compliance.
Genworth has announced the appointment of Duncan West as interim chief executive, commencing January 2020. West is currently a non-executive director and was previously chief executive of CGU Insurance, Vero Insurance and executive general manager of insurance at MLC Wealth. West’s appointment comes after the earlier announcement of the retirement of its chief executive, Georgette Nicholas. Genworth is currently recruiting for a permanent chief executive.
Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, has appointed Ilga Haubelt to the newly created role of head of equity opportunities. She will be based on London and responsible for managing a team which is responsible for all of Newton’s active equity strategies that are not managed on an income basis. Haubelt joins from Deka Investment, where she was head of global equities.
Thorn Group has appointed Alexandra Rose as general counsel and head of risk. She joins from Allianz where she was head of compliance regulatory reporting. Prior to that she was senior legal counsel, regulatory projects at Commonwealth Bank and senior manager group compliance and regulatory affairs at IAG.