3 March 2023

HSBC Bank Australia welcomes Karina Kwan as Non-Executive Director

HSBC Bank Australia has today announced the appointment of Karina Kwan as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 March 2023.

She is currently a Non-Executive Director of WAM Active Limited (ASX: WAA) and was most recently on the Board of the Newcastle Permanent Building Society Limited. Ms Kwan has Board experience across financial services, technology and not-for-profit sectors serving as a Non-Executive Director of Nulis Nominees (Aust) Ltd, Kyckr Limited (ASX: KYK) and Learning Links. Ms Kwan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney Business School, Discipline of Finance.

Grant King, Chairman of the Board of HSBC Bank Australia, said: “Karina’s background is a good mix of Board and executive experience that covers both financial services and technology sectors. Her insights will be an asset to the Board as we continue on our path to become the leading international bank in Australia.”

Antony Shaw, Chief Executive Officer for HSBC Bank Australia, said: “The Board is looking forward to working with Karina and drawing on her experience and insights.”

The Board of HSBC Bank Australia is now comprised of:

  • Grant King: Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman
  • Karina Kwan: Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Gail Pemberton: Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Geoff Wilson: Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Jann Skinner: Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Kenneth Ng: Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Antony Shaw: Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank Australia
  • Philip Fellowes: Non-Executive Director, Chief of Staff, Asia-Pacific, HSBC

In Australia, the HSBC Group offers an extensive range of financial services through a network of 41 branches and offices. These services include retail and commercial banking, trade finance, treasury and financial markets, payments and cash management and securities custody. Principal HSBC Group members operating in Australia include HSBC Bank Australia Limited (ABN 48 006 434 162 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 232595) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (ABN 65 117 925 970 and AFSL 30173).

Media enquiries:

Belinda Skurnik
T: +61 405 395 200
Email: belinda.skurnik@hsbc.com.au