The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has appointed Renee Roberts as its executive director of its policy and advice division. Roberts has extensive experience in financial services, having spent more than 25 years at NAB in a number of management positions and most recently was chief operating officer at QBE Insurance. She was also a non-executive director of Cash Services Australia, Anglicare Australia, The Reach Foundation and a council member at Swinburne University.
Suncorp chief executive Steve Johnston in continuing his transformation of the executive team with the announcement that Sarah Harland chief information officer will be leaving the group at the end of March. Harland has held the position 2016, prior to that she was at Medibank and ANZ Bank. Darren Abbruzzese has been appointed as interim chief information officer from his position as executive general manager of digital, labs and insurance technology. Suncorp has commenced recruitment for a permanent replacement.
Following the joint venture between iSignthis (ISX) and NSX, John Karantzis has been appointed as interim chief executive of NSX. The companies are working together to form ClearPay in order to compete with the ASX’s monopoly clearing and settlement operation. Karantzis is currently the chief executive of iSignthis, a position he has held since 2013. He has announced NSX’s intention to hire an operations manager to manage the day to day operations of the NSX.
Cash Converters chief financial officer Michael Murphy has handed in his notice just four months after his appointment. Murphy, who went to Cash Converters from Commonwealth Bank, will leave the company in September. Katrina Grose, who has been the company’s group financial controller since 2015 will take over in an interim capacity. The company gave no reason for his resignation after such a short tenure. His resignation follows only weeks after the departure of chief executive Brendan White, who was in his role for less than 12 months. Sam Budiselik, who joined the company in 2016, has taken over as CEO.