Revolving Doors

Geoff Summerhayes

Geoff Summerhayes

APRA | Financial Services | Revolving Doors

Current Positions

Advisory Board Member, CSIRO (Jul 2021 – Present)

Non Executive Director, Heartland Bank LTD  (Oct 2021 – Present)

Senior Advisor, Pollination (Apr 2021 – Present)

Non Executive Director, Zurich Insurance Company (Jan 2022 – Present)

Previous Positions

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Executive Board Member (Jan 2016 – Dec 2020)

  • Executive Board Member APRA – Insurance
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)
  • Executive Committee Member
  • Chair Audit and Risk Committee
  • IAIS Sustainability Champion

UN Environment, Chair, (Jun 2017 – Dec 2020)

  • Chair UNEP Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF)
  • Observer on Central Banks Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)

Financial Services Council, Director, Feb 2010 – Dec 2015

  • Director
  • Co Chair Life Board Committee
  • Member Trowbridge Working Group


Suncorp Group, CEO, May 2008– Sep 2015

  • CEO Suncorp Life Australia and NZ
  • Group Executive
  • Director Suncorp Portfolio Services Ltd
  • Director Asteron Life NZ
  • Director NZ Guardian Trust
  • Chair Tyndall Asset Management


National Australia Bank, Regional General Manager, 2003– 2008

  • RGM Specialised Distribution Business Bank
  • RGM Business Financing Products and Custody (nab Asset Servicing)
  • GM Strategy and Business Development in Australian and Asia

MLC Australia, CEO, 1994 – 2003

  • CEO Retail Investments
  • Head of Corporate Development
  • Director MLC Investments
  • Director MLC Hong Kong
  • Chair National Online Trading

Lend Lease, Development Manager, 1989– 1994

  • Manager Westpac Investment
  • Development Manager Darling Park Sydney
  • Development Manger Pyrmont Peninsula

Revolving Door

Before joining the APRA board, Summerhayes held positions with financial services firms, MLC Australia, NAB, Suncorp and was the director of Australia’s primary banking lobby group the Financial Services Council.


Other Positions

Related Items

During Summerhaye’s stint at Suncorp, the life insurance division which Summerhaye’s oversaw was shut down following an investigation by the corporate watchdog.

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