Movers and Shakers | September–October, 2017

Movers & Shakers

September saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to NAB, ANZ, and the Securities Commission Malaysia.


ANZ has appointed Opher Yom-Tov to the position of Chief Design Officer – a newly created role within the company.

Aussie Home Loans has appointed Brad Cramb to the position of General Manager, Distribution.

National Australia Bank (NAB) has appointed Julie Rynski to the position of Executive General Manager Specialised Banking.

Suncorp has appointed Dr Rachna Gandhi to the position of Executive General Manager Strategic Innovation and Commercialisation. Dr Gandhi was previously chief executive of Service NSW.

BT Financial Group has appointed Corrin Collocott to the position of Chief Investment Officer.

Macquarie Group has appointed Grant Sporre to the position of Head of European Metals and Mining Research.

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has appointed Phil Peters to the position of Executive Director and Global Head of the Investor Solutions Group (ISG).

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has appointed Dr Bradley Jones to the position of Head of International Department.

KPMG has appointed Paul Howes to the position of Head of Wealth Management.

QBE Insurance Group has announced Chief Executive John Neal will step down from the company at the end of 2017.

IAG has announced Chief Risk Officer Clayton Whipp will retire from the company at the end of March 2018.

New Zealand

ASB Bank has announced Chief Executive Barbara Chapman will retire in 2018.


Standard Chartered has appointed Yang Chang-Po to the position of Vice Chair of its Corporate and Institutional Banking business.

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has appointed Kamarudin Hashim to the position of Executive Director of the Market and Corporate Supervision business group.
SC has also appointed Salmah Bee Mohd Mydin to the position of Director of Intermediary and Fund Supervision, and Tengku Zarina Tengku Chik to the position of Director of Corporate Resources.

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has appointed Eric Ma to the position of Consultant for the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (HK/SZ I&T Park) project.

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has appointed John Killian to the position of Group Chief Financial Officer. Killian will succeed current GCFO Paul Kennedy on the 13 December, 2017. Kennedy will continue to serve as a Senior Adviser.

The Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) has appointed Encik Danial Mah bin Abdullah to the position of Director-General for a three-year term, effective from 3 October 2017.