Movers & Shakers | July–August, 2018

July saw a number of high-profile appointments and departures across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to Macquarie, NAB, and OCBC Bank.


Macquarie Group has appointed Shemara Wikramanayake to the position of Chief Executive. Wikramanayake’s appointment follows the retirement of serving chief executive Nicholas Moore.

ME Bank has appointed Matt Toohey to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO).

NAB has appointed David Fairman to the position of Chief Security Officer; NAB has also appointed Margot Faraci to the position of Customer Executive, NAB Partners – Northern.

MetLife Australia has appointed David Campbell to the position of Chief Operating Officer; MetLife has also appointed Gerard McDermott to the position Chief Strategy & Customer Officer.

Suncorp has appointed Ben McMullen to the position of Executive Manager of Suncorp’s strategic capability marketplace. McMullen previously served as Service NSW’s Chief Information Officer.

TAL has appointed Dr Joseph Daley to the position of General Manager of Pricing; TAL has also appointed Nick White to the position of Head of Clients and Strategic Management.

MLC has appointed Geoff Lloyd to the position of Chief Executive. Lloyd’s appointment follows NAB’s decision to sell its wealth management business.

MLC Life Insurance has appointed Mick Jones to the position of Head of Underwriting.

JPMorgan Chase (US) has appointed former NAB Chief Media Officer Andrew Knott to the newly created position of Chief Media Officer.

AustralianSuper has appointed Felicia Trewin to the position of Group Executive of Technology Services. Trewin previously served as Head of Emerging Technology Labs at ANZ.

Commonwealth Bank Group Super has appointed Ruwanie Dias to the position of Chief Investment Officer. Dias previously served as acting Chief Investment Officer.

ANZ Investments has announced the appointment of Paul Huxford to the position of Chief Investment Officer.​

Westpac has appointed Anita Fung to its board.

Credit Suisse has appointed Michael Marr to the position of Head of Private Banking Australia.

MLC Life Insurance has announced the departure of Chief Risk Officer Eilis Hurley.

SocietyOne has appointed Mark Jones as Interim Chief Executive following the departure of Jason Yetton.

New Zealand

Kiwibank has appointed Tim Main to the position of Treasurer.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has announced the departure of Mike Hannah, Head of Communications.


OCBC Bank has appointed Melvyn Low to the position of Head of Global Transaction Banking.

Standard Chartered has appointed Vishu Ramachandran to the position of Group Head, Retail Banking.

Manulife Philippines has appointed Ariel Magtoto to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Manulife Hong Kong has appointed Raymond Ng to the position of Vice President and Head of Employee Benefits; Manulife Hong Kong has also appointed Ellen Leung to the position of Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Provident Funds Trust Company.

Standard Chartered has appointed Tracey McDermott to the position of Group Head, Compliance, which she will serve in addition to her role as Group Head, Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing.


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