Movers and Shakers | October–November, 2017

Movers & Shakers

October saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to Suncorp, Metlife, and Kiwibank.


The Suncorp Group has appointed Gary Dransfield to the position of Chief Executive, Insurance.

Suncorp has also appointed Pip Marlow to the newly created position of Chief Executive, Customer Platforms, Customer Experience and Strategic Innovation.

MetLife has appointed Matt Lippiatt to the position of Head of Retail Sales.

Suncorp has also appointed Darren Abbruzzese to the position of Executive General Manager, Digital.

The Australian Bankers’ Association has announced Shayne Elliott, ANZ Bank chief executive, will be appointed chair of the group.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has appointed James Shipton as chair.

NAB has appointed Ann Sherry to its board of directors. Sherry previously held an executive role at Westpac New Zealand.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has announced the departure of Mathew Doughty, General Manager, technology.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has announced the retirement of CBA New Zealand chief executive, Barbara Chapman, who will step down next Easter.

New Zealand

Kiwibank has appointed Ross Stephenson to the position of general manager technology.

ANZ New Zealand has appointed Sir John Key as chair of the board following the retirement of John Judge.


ANZ has appointed Alisdair Creanor to the position of Chief Executive, Cambodia.

DBS Bank has appointed Ram Jayaraman to the position of Head of Digital Technology Transformation.

DBS has also appointed Taimur Baig to the position of Chief Economist and Managing Director for Group Research.