Ian Hammond, a non-executive director of Perpetual Limited and former audit partner with PwC, has been appointed to the board of Suncorp Group Limited.
Mr Hammond, who has been in the financial services industry for 35 years, will take up the role of a non-executive director on the Suncorp board.
The financial services specialist was formerly a chartered accountant and audit partner with PwC, and currently, he is a non-executive director of investment advice company Perpetual Limited and Venues NSW.
He also brings non-executive director experience in financial services, as he was recently 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.
Suncorp’s chairman, Christine McLoughlin, welcomed Mr Hammond to the board, adding that his professional financial services experience would complement that of the existing members 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,” the chairman said.
“His perspectives will also support Suncorp’s focus on ensuring continuous improvement in delivering customer outcomes and aligning them to community expectations.”