Michael Hawker has substantial corporate experience, with over 35 years in the financial services industry, including as CEO and Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group from 2001 to 2008. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Westpac Banking Corporation, and with Citibank in Australia and Europe. Mr Hawker also brings a deep understanding of risk management and a global perspective gained through his overseas experience.
Mr Hawker is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee.
Mr Hawker currently serves on the Boards of Washington H. Soul Pattinson Limited, Allianz Australia, BUPA Global, BUPA Australia and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Mr Hawker was previously a Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited, and Aviva plc.
Mr Hawker was also President of the Insurance Council of Australia, Chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association, a Board member of the Geneva Association and a member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council.
Mr Hawker was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the community in 2010.
Current Listed Directorships
Washington H. Soul Pattinson Limited (since 2012).
Past Listed Directorships (past three years)
Westpac Banking Corporation (from 2020 to 2023) and Macquarie Group Limited (from 2010 to 2020).