The Board of Suncorp Group Limited (Suncorp) has announced the appointment of Ian Hammond as a non-executive director effective today.
Mr Hammond brings broad financial services experience gained during his career as a Chartered Accountant and former audit partner with PwC, spanning 35 years. He was a lead audit partner for a number of large Australian financial services groups with domestic and international operations.
Mr Hammond is currently a non-executive director of Perpetual Limited and Venues NSW. He also brings non-executive director experience in financial services acting until recently as a non-executive director of Citigroup Pty Limited, and the not-for-profit sector including Mission Australia and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. He is also a Policy Council Member of The Banking and Finance Oath.
Chairman Christine McLoughlin said Mr Hammond’s vast professional financial services experience will complement the existing Suncorp Board at a time when the regulatory, business and community context is undergoing such significant change.
“Ian has outstanding business acumen and brings considerable capability across financial services that strengthens the expertise of the current Board. His perspectives will also support Suncorp’s focus on ensuring continuous improvement in delivering customer outcomes and aligning them to community expectations.”
Ian has previously held roles as Board Member of International and the Australian Accounting Standards Boards (IASB and AASB) and Independent Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Anglican Church of Australia.