Mr Tanner has been a director of the Group since January 2018 and is a member of the Risk Committee. His was appointed Chairman of Suncorp Insurance Ventures Pty Ltd in September 2018. He is Chairman of Essendon Football Club, a non-executive director of Virgin Australia International Holdings, and Covata Limited. He brings to Suncorp an acute appreciation of the technological, regulatory and political changes shaping the industry.
Mr Tanner has worked at the highest levels of government and business for over 35 years. He is a recognised authority on corporate governance and, as Minister for Finance and Deregulation from 2007–2010, he played a significant role in regulatory reform in the financial services sector.
He has been a Special Adviser for financial advisory firm Lazard (Australia) for the past eight years, where he has had extensive involvement in the financial sector and with Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr Tanner was also a non-executive director of Lifebroker, the life insurance broking company, from 2011–2013.