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 group chief financial officer (CFO), deputy CFO and executive general manager group corporate affairs and investor relations. Prior to joining Suncorp, he was the general manager, corporate and government relations at Telstra.
ClearView Wealth has appointed Orla Cowan as chief risk officer. Cowan has over 28 years’ experience in financial compliance and joins from ANZ where she was head of chief information officer governance. Prior to that she has been head of compliance at BlackRock, Genesys Wealth Advisors, Challenger, Zurich Capital Markets and Charles Schwab. As part of recent changes, the role of chief actuary and risk officer has been separated and Greg Martin will take on the newly-created position of general manager, strategy. He will be responsible for overseeing the group’s strategy and execution in addition to the ongoing management of the actuarial and product management functions.
Former managing director at Nomura Asset Management, Ty Thurgood has joined Eaton Vance as director of institutional business development, Australia and New Zealand. He will be responsible for identifying and developing relationships with pension funds, private banks and institutional investors. Prior to Nomura, Thurgood spent six years at Russell Investments as head of new business and senior business development manager. He previously worked for BNP Paribas Securities Services in senior business development roles.
Former Purplebricks chief executive Ryan Dinsdale has joined CoreLogic as executive sales, marketing and customer operations for Australia and New Zealand. He will be based in Sydney, reporting directly to chief executive international Lisa Claes. Dinsdale was previously general manager, customer experience and marketing at CommSec and has held senior roles at Telstra, Virgin Money and Westpac.