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Suncorp announces new board appointment

The Suncorp Group has appointed a new non-executive director to its board.

The finance, insurance and banking group has announced that Sylvia Falzon will join the board as a non-executive director of its board on 1 September 2018.

Ms Falzon has held several senior executive roles in institutional and retail funds management businesses, superannuation, operations and compliance.

The appointee has previously served as head of business development at global asset management company Aviva Investors Australia and chief manager of international sales and service at National Mutual Funds Management.

Ms Falzon also serves as non-executive director of financial services provider Perpetual Limited, venture capital firm Premier Investments and healthcare services provider Regis Healthcare.

She also serves in the not-for-profit sector as a member of the governing board of healthcare provider Cabrini Health and chairman of the Cabrini Foundation’s board.

Suncorp chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski welcomed the appointment, noting that Ms Falzon brings a “wealth of experience” to the role, which she has gained from a career spanning 30 years in financial services in Australia and internationally.

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“We look forward to welcoming her to the Suncorp board and to her contributions, particularly around strategy, risk management and remuneration policy where she has considerable expertise,” the chairman said.

Ms Falzon is also a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a member of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia.

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