People

People: First Sentier rings the changes with five appointments

Integrated advisory firm Findex has appointed Jane Betts as its inaugural chief people officer. She has over 20 years’ experience in human resources and joins from AGL Energy, where she was general manager people, strategy and partnering. Prior to that…

People: Suncorp exec moves to RACQ

Suncorp’s banking and wealth chief executive David Carter has resigned to take on the role of group chief executive at Queensland’s peak motoring body, RACQ. Carter has been in the position for the last three years and was with Suncorp…

People: Property Institute bring Billson on board

Former Liberal politician Bruce Billson has been appointed to the Australian Property Institute board. He represented the division of Dunkley in Victoria from 1996 to 2016 and was also Minister for Small Business for two years until 2015. Billson is director of small business and enterprise…

People: T Rowe Price targets growth with new hire

T Rowe Price has appointed Cassandra Crowe as head of consultants Australia and New Zealand. Crowe will support the firm’s growth in the region and will work closely with the firm’s business development and investment teams. She joins from Allianz Retire+ where she…

People: Frazis drafts Deloitte partner to help fix BOQ

Bank of Queensland has appointed Ewen Stafford as its chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer. Stafford joins from Deloitte where is a partner in the banking and capital markets sector. He has extensive experience in corporate executive positions…

People: Bowerman to chair SMSF Association

The SMSF Association has appointed Robin Bowerman as chair. He is head of corporate affairs at Vanguard Investments, has held the position of SMSFA vice chair for three years and has been a member of the board since 2011. He takes…

People: Don Russell to chair AustralianSuper

Australia’s largest superannuation fund AustralianSuper has appointed Don Russell as the independent chair of the $170 billion fund. He succeeds Heather Ridout, who has served as chair since 2013 and as a director since 2007. Russell has extensive experience in…

People: Splitit CEO steps down

Buy now pay later platform Splitit has announced that its cofounder Gil Don is stepping down as chief executive officer and will take on the role of general manager, EMEA. Don founded the company in 2009 with chief risk officer…

People: Fidante GM steps up to senior Challenger role

Fidante Partners general manager, Nick Hamilton has been promoted to the role of chief executive, funds management at Fidante’s parent company, Challenger Limited.  Hamilton joined Challenger as Fidante’s head of product and marketing in 2015. Prior to that he was…

People: Suncorp appoints from within

Suncorp has announced the appointment of Steve Johnston as group chief executive. He has worked at Suncorp for nearly 14 years and has been acting chief executive since the resignation of Michael Cameron earlier this year. Johnston was previously the…