Movers and Shakers | January–February, 2018

Movers & Shakers

The first month of the new year saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to TAL, QBE, and AIA Life Insurance.


TAL has appointed Loraine van Eeden to the position of General Manager, Claims.

QBE Insurance has appointed Vivek Bhatia to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Australian and New Zealand Operations (ANZO).

QBE has also appointed Aaron Gavin to the position of Head of SME for its Australian and New Zealand operations.

Tyro has appointed Robbie Cooke to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

AMP Limited has appointed Jenny Fagg to the position of Chief Risk Officer.

ME Bank has announced the departure of Samantha MacLeod, Chief Information Security Officer.

New Zealand

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has appointed Adrian Orr as Governor.


HSBC has appointed Charlie Nunn to the position of Chief Executive, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, succeeding John Flint, who has been appointed Executive Director and Group Chief Executive of HSBC.

UOB has appointed Peter Vicente to the position of Managing Director in Group Operations.

AIA Life Insurance has appointed Sue Coulter to the position of Group Head of Digital and Innovation. Coulter previously served as Chief Digital Officer for ‎Credit Union Australia (CUA).

ANZ has appointed Rohit Bhasin to the position of Head of Markets India.

Standard Chartered has appointed Lisa Robins to the position of Global Head of Transaction Banking.

Wing Lung Bank has appointed Dr Feng Xuefeng to the position of General Manager.

The Labuan International Business and Financial Centre has appointed Farah Jaafar-Crossby to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Krungsri Bank has appointed Poonsit Wongthawatchai to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Division.

Aman Narain has announced his departure from Standard Chartered, joining Google as regional head of e-commerce, retail and travel partnerships for Japan and Asia-Pacific.