Geoff Summerhayes Executive Board Member Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)
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A purpose and values-driven leader who has made significant contributions in a breadth of economic sectors including property and the built environment, wealth management, banking, insurance and now in prudential regulation as an Executive Board Member of APRA. Geoff has been a forthright leader on raising awareness of climate change financial risk in Australia and globally. In Australia, he chairs the Council of Financial Regulators Working Group on Climate Change, its members include APRA, ASIC, RBA and Treasury.
Internationally, Geoff is a member of the Executive Committee of the global standard setting body for insurance, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and chairs its Audit and Risk Committee. He chairs the UN Environment Program’s Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF), a global body of insurance regulators collaborating on sustainability and climate change and represents IAIS and SIF at the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).
Prior to his appointment at APRA, Geoff was CEO of Suncorp Life, held a number of senior executive roles at National Australia Bank in strategy, asset finance and distribution, was CEO of Retail Investment at MLC and started his career in commercial property development at Lend Lease.