Suncorp Group has made two executive appointments, bringing deep specialist experience, a track record delivering positive business outcomes, and strong leadership to the bancassurance giant, said Steve Johnson, Suncorp Group CEO.
Former UBank CEO Lee Hatton will take the role of CEO of Suncorp’s banking and wealth division in the first half of next year, while Suncorp leader Jeremy Robson was appointed group chief financial officer, effective immediately.
As CEO of UBank since 2015, Hatton oversaw the bank’s customer growth and the expansion of its online products and services. Her extensive financial services career also includes senior roles at BNZ, National Australia Bank, and Great Western Bank in the US.
Hatton’s “track record of building customer-focused, digital banking offerings and ability to positively influence organisational culture means she is the ideal candidate to lead Suncorp Bank in the rapidly evolving and highly competitive environment we are in,” Johnson said. “Lee’s mandate is to ensure Suncorp Bank builds on its position as a strong regional bank with an unwavering focus on its customers and their local communities, while continuing to deliver sustainable contributions to the group’s performance.”
Robson, meanwhile, has been acting group CEO since May this year. He also served as deputy group CFO, Suncorp Life CEO, and Suncorp Life CFO roles since joining the group in 2013. Prior to Suncorp, he held executive financial services roles at ANZ, AXA, and KPMG.
“In his time at Suncorp, Jeremy has consistently demonstrated his understanding of the group’s finance function, appreciation of external market issues, and the leadership values required in such a pivotal role for the group,” Johnston said. “I look forward to working with Jeremy, Lee and the rest of the group’s leadership team to deliver the FY20 priorities we outlined earlier this year.”