Bank appoints CEO

by Madison Utley16 Dec 2019

A non-major bank has announced the appointment of several executives, who bring with them specialist experience and a track record of “delivering positive business outcomes”.

Suncorp has named Lee Hatton as chief executive officer of Suncorp’s banking and wealth division, and Jeremy Robson as group chief financial officer.

Previously, Hatton was CEO of UBank from 2015, overseeing its customer growth and the expansion of its online products and services. Her career has also included senior roles at BNZ, NAB and Great Western Bank in the United States.

According to Suncorp Group CEO Steve Johnston, “Lee is the ideal leader for Suncorp Bank as we continue to transform the experience our customers have with us.

“Her 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,” he continued.

“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.”

Hatton has said she’s looking forward to leading Suncorp through a transformational time in the banking industry.

“Suncorp Bank is already outperforming its peers and some of the majors through its digital banking capabilities, and has signalled its intention to strengthen its core banking offerings through its strong investment in organisational capability and culture,” she said.

Robson’s career has seen him responsible for strategy and corporate development, group performance and capital management, and external reporting.

He has been acting group CFO since May 2019 and has also held deputy group CFO, Suncorp Life CEO and Suncorp Life CFO roles since joining the group in 2013. Prior, he held executive roles at ANZ, AXA and KPMG.

Hatton will commence her role in the first half of next year while Robson’s appointment is effective immediately.