Geoff Summerhayes

Director, Heartland Group Holdings Limited

Director, Heartland Group Holdings Limited

Geoff is a professional director and senior advisor. He has extensive commercial and regulatory experience across a wide range of sectors including banking, insurance and financial services prudential regulation. He was a Board member of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) for a five-year term until December 2020.

Geoff is recognised as a global leader on climate change financial risk through his regulatory work at APRA, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the UN Environment Programme where he chaired the Sustainable Insurance Forum. He has served as an executive committee member on the IAIS where he chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. Prior to his Board role at APRA, Geoff was CEO of Suncorp Life in Australia and New Zealand, held a number of senior executive roles at National Australia Bank in strategy, and asset finance, business banking products and distribution.

Geoff is currently a senior advisor to the Pollination Group, a climate advisory and investment firm, and is on the advisory board of CSIRO Agriculture and Food. He also co-authored an insurance submission for COP26 for the University of Cambridge.