Mike Hawker

Non-Executive Director


Michael (Mike) Hawker is a businessman and company director with national and international experience gained through a distinguished career in the banking and insurance industries as both a director and non-executive director. Prior to his directorship roles Mike was chief executive officer and managing director of Insurance Australia Group, group executive of business and consumer banking at Westpac, executive director of Citibank International in Europe, and deputy managing director of Citibank in Australia.

Currently, Mike holds a number of directorships with both Australian and international companies including BUPA (UK), BUPA Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. Mike retired from the boards of Aviva (2019) and Macquarie Group (2020), and stepped down as the chair of The George Institute for Global Health in 2019, and the Australian rugby union in December 2015, as well as being a member of the executive committee of the international rugby board.

In addition to his business acumen and interests, Mike is actively involved in fostering relationships between business and the community sector. He was the founder of the Australian business and community network (ABCN) that provides mentoring, partnering and support programs to students and schools; he is the former chair of the New South Wales juvenile diabetes ‘Walk to Cure’ annual fundraising event, the Giant Steps Foundation, the Insurance Council of Australia and the Australian Financial Markets Association; and a former board member of The Geneva Association.

Mike is a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2010 was made a member of the Order of Australia.