Former ING Direct chief executive Vaughn Richtor has been appointed as a director of MyState Ltd. Richtor has extensive experience in banking, and following his role at ING Direct was chief executive of ING Vysya Bank and head of retail banking for ING Asia. He is currently the chair of Ratesetter Australia and non-executive director of TMB Bank in Thailand.
IOOF has made good on its promise of board renewal, announcing the appointment of Michelle Somerville as an independent non-executive director. She currently sits on the boards of GPT Group and Bank Australia. She was an audit partner at KPMG for almost 14 years.
MetLife has appointed Lina Saliba as head of customer experience. She joins from AchieveAble where she was a customer experience professional and prior to that was customer experience manager at NBN and held customer experience roles at Commonwealth Bank and Telstra. Saliba will be responsible for partnering with MetLife’s super funds and partners to optimise the life insurance experience for their members.
Insurance company PPS Mutual has appointed Steve Salter as state manager of Western Australia and South Australia and David Lowe as senior underwriter. Salter joins from Asteron Life where he was in a business development role for nine years. He will report to director of distribution Brian Pillemer and will be responsible for key financial advisor relationships in the region. Lowe will report to underwriting manager, Gabi Varnier and joins from ANZ Wealth where he has spent the last five years as a senior underwriter. Prior to that he was a private wealth protection advisor.
The SMSF Association has announced that Jordan George has resigned as head of policy. He has been with the Association since 2012 and prior to his current role was technical development and policy manager and later senior manager, technical and policy. George will be re-joining federal treasury.
Digital payments company IncentiaPay has announced the appointment of Dean Palmer as a director of Suzerain Holdings, IncentiaPay’s largest shareholder. Palmer is the chief executive of Skybound Fidelis Investment Group. Prior to that he was chief financial officer and most recently chief executive at Opus Capital Group.