Heritage Bank announces appointment of Chief Operating Officer
Heritage Bank today announced the
appointment of experienced banking executive Mr Kevin Potter as its new Chief
Operating Officer (COO).
Mr Potter comes to Heritage after a
25-year career in banking and finance, most recently with the Suncorp Group and
prior to that with the National Australia Bank.
CEO Mr Peter Lock said Mr Potter had
extensive experience across the full range of banking operations and would
provide a valuable addition to the Heritage senior management team.
“Kevin’s banking career has featured
management roles in areas including sales and distribution, product and
pricing, risk management and credit operations,” Mr Lock said.
“He brings an outstanding track record
of achievement and deep knowledge of the banking sector, which make him an
ideal candidate for COO.
“We’re delighted to welcome him on
Mr Potter and wife Helen have relocated to
He started in his new role at Heritage’s
head office today (Monday, 13 March).
Mr Potter said he was honoured to be joining
Australia's largest customer-owned bank.
“It's a fantastic time to be joining Heritage, given
the recent record half-year performance and the transformation focus of the
bank,” he said.
“I look forward to working with the rest of the Senior
Executive team as we revamp branches, increase digital capabilities and further
improve Heritage's already strong level of customer service.
“Heritage’s regional location, community commitment, people values and focus on
customers were a major attraction for me.
“My wife and I look forward to getting out and meeting staff, customers and the