Movers and Shakers | June–July 2017

June saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to AXA Hong Kong, Citi, CIMB and AIA.

AUSTRALIA

QBE Australia and New Zealand has appointed Bettina Pidcock to the position of Chief Customer Officer, promoted from her previous role as QBE's Executive General Manager, Marketing.

Deutsche Bank has appointed Anthony Miller to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Australia and New Zealand, replacing Michael Ormaechea, who is retiring

ANZ has appointed Jennifer Scott to the position of General Manager Digital Transformation and Performance

Rabobank has appointed Andrew Vickers to the position of Group Executive, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Tyro has appointed Dr Dave Coombes to the newly created position of Director of Engineering; the company has also announced the departure of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gerd Schenkel

Suncorp has appointed Lisa Harrison to the position of Chief Program Excellence Officer

Deloitte Australia has appointed Matt McGrath to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO); Deloitte has also appointed Jeremy Cooper to the position of Managing Partner, Victoria, replacing Tom Imbesi, appointed Chairman of Deloitte Australia last month

Citi has appointed Stella Choe to the position of Head of Corporate Banking for Australia and NZ

Stone & Chalk has appointed Paul Shetler to an adviser position, following his posting at the helm of the Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO)

ING has appointed Ben Issa to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) Retail Asia and Mark Woolnough to the position of Head of Distribution; the bank has also appointed Rob Carnell to the position of Chief Economist and Head of Research Asia-Pacific (see also Asia section below)

Equip has appointed Nicholas Vamvakas to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the merger of Equip and the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund

LIXI has appointed Dr Shane Rigby to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

AIA Australia has appointed Harry Efthimiou and Tim Tez to the newly created positions of Chief Health Insurance Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Australia and New Zealand, respectively; AIA has also appointed Michael Chernov to the position of Chief Financial Officer for Australia and New Zealand

XTB has appointed Ian Martin to the position of Chief Investment Officer

Capgemini Australia and New Zealand has appointed Olaf Pietschner to the dual position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Australia and New Zealand

Yellowfin, a BI and analytics software developer, has appointed former NAB executive Brad Scarff to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

NEW ZEALAND

The Co-operative Bank has appointed David Cunningham to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

ASIA PACIFIC & REST OF ASIA

AXA Hong Kong has appointed Etienne Bouas-Laurent to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing Stuart Harrison, who is stepping down

CIMB has appointed Ramesh Narayanaswamy to the position of Group Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Dah Sing Life Assurance has appointed Paula Choi to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has re-appointed Ravi Menon to the MAS Board of Directors, extending his term by a further two years

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has appointed Trevor Spanner and Richard Leung to the positions of Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy CIO, respectively; the HKEX has also appointed Roland Chai to the dual position of Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its Clearing Division and Head of Clearing Risk Solutions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Shri S. Ganesh Kumar to the position of Executive Director (ED) following the retirement of Shri Chandan Sinha

ING Bank has appointed Rob Carnell to the position of Chief Economist and Head of Research Asia-Pacific, which covers the whole of Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Mizuho Financial Group has appointed Yasuyuki Shibata to the position of Executive Managing Director and Managing Executive Officer, and Head of Risk Management Group

 

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