Geoff Summerhayes is a professional company 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.
Mr Summerhayes is recognised as a global leader on climate change financial risk through his regulatory work at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the UN Environment Programme where he chaired the Sustainable Insurance Forum. He was a board member of APRA for a five-year term until December 2020. Prior to APRA, Mr Summerhayes was the chief executive of Suncorp Life in Australia and New Zealand, and held a number of senior executive roles at National Australia Bank in strategy, asset finance, business banking products and distribution.
Mr Summerhayes has been a senior advisor of 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.