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IAG chief executive steps down

IAG chief executive Peter Harmer has notified his intention to step down from his role at the end of 2020. He has been with the company since 2010 and in the role of chief executive for over five years. IAG’s…

Cashwerkz gains former UBS exec

Cashwerkz has appointed former UBS executive Jon Lechte to the position of chief executive officer. Lechte was previously a director and head of markets at FIIG Securities. Prior to that, he was head of fixed income for Asia and Japan…

NAB loses chief customer officer

NAB’s chief customer officer Anthony Healy has announced his departure after more than 10 years with the bank in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to his most recent role, Healy was chief executive of Bank of New Zealand for over…

QBE senior exec jumps ship to join APRA

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has appointed Renee Roberts as its executive director of its policy and advice division. Roberts has extensive experience in financial services, having spent more than 25 years at NAB in a number of management positions…

‘Digital gold’ provider names new CEO

Former JP Morgan executive Jon Deane has been appointed as chief executive of InfiniGold, which sells physical gold investment in a digital form. Deane joins from TCM where he was chief executive for over 18 months. Prior to that, he…

People: marketing head for First Sentier

First Sentier Investors has announced two global leadership appointments. Amanda Tibbett has joined as chief marketing and communications officer. She has been managing the rebrand of the business from Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Prior to that, Tibbett was…

Old is new again at the SMSF Association

The SMSF Association has appointed Andrew Hamilton as chair. He has been a member of the board for over nine years and was previously chair from 2012 to 2014. He takes over from Robin Bowerman who will remain on the…

People: ABA appoints compliance head

The Australian Banking Association has announced the appointment of Ian Govey as chair of the Banking Code Compliance Committee (BCCC). BCCC is the independent body that monitors and enforces the new Banking Code of Practice. Govey is a former Australian…

People: Braintree head moves to payments hopeful

Payments processing company Monoova (formerly MoneyTech Payments) has hired Tyson Hackwood to be its head of growth. Hackwood joins from PayPal’s Braintree, where he was head of Asia Pacific. At Monoova he will be responsible for promoting the adoption of…

Meet the face of millennial female financial advice

Victoria Devine used to talk about finance with her friends over brunch, without skimping on smashed avocado. Now she is paving the way to the future of financial advice by starting these same conversations amongst a much larger audience. Devine…