The Australian Banking Association has announced the appointment of Ian Govey as chair of the Banking Code Compliance Committee (BCCC). BCCC is the independent body that monitors and enforces the new Banking Code of Practice. Govey is a former Australian Government solicitor and replaces Christopher Doogan who was also chair of the predecessor organisation, the Code Compliance Monitoring Committee for six years.
Future Fund has announced the departure of Stewart Tillyard, its head of unlisted property. Tillyard has been with the fund for 11 years and has chosen to leave to seek other opportunities. He was instrumental in the development of a property portfolio with exposures across Australia, the USA and Europe and combining bespoke joint ventures, partnerships and more traditional fund exposures. Wendy Norris, deputy chief investment officer of private markets, will take over responsibility for the property team and portfolio while the fund commences the recruitment process.
AMP has announced that Mike Wilkins has retired from the board and the group’s risk, audit, nomination and remuneration committees. He joined in 2016 and was interim executive chair for a period in 2018. Wilkins will remain as a non-executive director of AMP Life until the completion of the sale to Resolution Life in June this year. Michael Sammells has taken over from Wilkins. He was previously chief financial officer of Healthscope and prior to that, Medibank Private. Sammells is also a non-executive director of Sigma Healthcare.
HLB Mann Judd has made two partner appointments, bringing the total number to 85. Travis Rickard as partner in the audit and assurance and corporate advisory division in Adelaide. He joins from his position as a director of accounting firm StewartBrown, where he had been for over five years. Prior to that he was an assistant manager at PKF Accountants and Business Advisers which later merged to BDO. Paul Apolloni has been promoted to partner in the business advisory and tax consulting division in Wollongong. He has been with the company for over seven years and has been promoted from manager. Prior to joining HLB Mann Judd, Apolloni was a senior accountant at Booth Partners.
Giles Gunesekera has been appointed as a director of Future2, the foundation of the Financial Planning Association of Australia. He is the chief executive and founder of Global Impact Initiative and a member of the global advisory board the United Nations (Climate & Health and Sustainable Finance). Gunesekera was previously managing director, head of third party sales at Principal Global Investors and state manager, retail sales in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory at Merrill Lynch.
Gayle Tollifson has announced her retirement from the Genworth board. She joined in 2012 and was chair of the risk committee and a member of the audit committee, capital and investment committee and remuneration and nominations committee. In her place, Andrea Waters has been appointed as a non-executive director. Waters has extensive experience in financial services and was previously a partners at KPMG. Currently she is a director at MyState, Grant Thornton Australia, Bennelong Funds Management Group, Citywide Service Solutions and Colonial Foundation. Waters is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.