The AICD & UQ Business School Leaders' Edge Lunch Series

22 November, 2010 - 11:30 to 13:30
Hilton Brisbane Hotel, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

Australia managed the global financial crisis better than most other nations. Our economy continues to grow and Australia looks set to be one of the first nations to return to full health. Managing Australia’s recovery should not be as hard as steering the nation through a global crisis, yet success can also create challenges.

Patrick Snowball, Chief Executive Officer of the Suncorp Group will discuss these challenges and what they mean for Australia’s financial services sector. He will also outline the approach of Suncorp to meeting the challenges of the global financial crisis and beyond.

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Patrick Snowball, Group CEO, Suncorp

Patrick Snowball is a highly experienced insurance, wealth management and banking executive.

Following a global search – Patrick was appointed Group CEO of Suncorp in 2009. Since then he has been leading a major change program at Suncorp that has been well received. Suncorp is one of the largest diversified financial services groups operating in Australia and New Zealand. Its businesses are leaders in insurance, banking and wealth management. The Group has 16,000 employees and relationships with over nine million customers.

Prior to his current role in Australia, Patrick had led major financial services businesses in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Asia. He was a member of the executive team at Aviva plc – the world’s fifth largest insurance group and the largest insurance services provider in the United Kingdom. From 2005 to 2007, Patrick was Group Executive Director, Aviva United Kingdom. From 2007 to 2009, he was Deputy Chairman and then Chairman of the Towergate Group. He was also non-executive Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Prior to his business career, Patrick served with the British Army and his service included periods as Squadron Leader in the United Kingdom and West Germany.

Patrick has an MA from Oxford and is a graduate of the British Army Staff College. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of East Anglia in 2005.