Grant King has joined the HSBC Australia Board
HSBC Bank Australia Limited (HSBC Australia) has announced the appointment of Grant King to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 April 2019.
Mr King was Managing Director of Origin Energy Ltd between 2000 and 2016, following its demerger from Boral, where he was Managing Director of Boral Energy between 1994 and 2000.
He is the former Chairman of Contact Energy Ltd, Australia Pacific LNG, Oil Company of Australia Ltd and the Energy Supply Association of Australia (esaa). He is also a former Director of BHP Billiton Limited, Envestra Ltd and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd (APPEA).
Mr King is currently the President of the Business Council of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Commenting on the appointment, Graham Bradley AM, HSBC Australia’s Chairman, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Grant to the Board as a Non-Executive Director.
“Grant brings to the Bank more than 40 years’ of experience as an executive and director, with notable expertise in strategy and operations in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He is extremely well regarded within the Australian business and political community and has been an active contributor to good public policy development.
“We are looking forward to his insights and perspectives at the Board as we pursue the next phase of HSBC’s growth as the leading international bank in Australia,” he said.
With effect from 1 April 2019, the Board of HSBC Australia will comprise:
Graham Bradley AM: Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director
Carol Austin: Independent Non-Executive Director
Jann Skinner: Independent Non-Executive Director
Grant King: Independent Non-Executive Director
Kenneth Ng: Independent Non-Executive Director
Martin Tricaud: Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Australia
Matthew Lobner: Non-Executive Director, Head of International and Head of Strategy and Planning, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited