Heritage Bank adds to leadership

  • By AB+F Editorial

Heritage Bank has hired three executives to its management ranks including a manager to its newly created job as head of payments. 

Stuart Walker has been hired to the newly created role of head of payments; Jeanne Hii to the role of head of product; and Maribel Reyna Cruz to the position of head of business performance and growth.

Walker most recently worked for KPMG in Singapore, having previously been an executive at Standard Chartered Bank. He has also worked in senior banking roles at Deutsche Bank, American Express, Bank of America and Citi. 

He has experience in payments, product development, transformation and digitisation spanning more than 20 years.

Cruz has more than 25 years of experience with Suncorp, Flight Centre and Westpac and started her career in banking at Santander. .

Heritage CEO Peter Lock said the appointments continued to build the depth of expertise in the bank’s leadership ranks, and would target areas of growth opportunity for the bank.

“We’re already a leader in the payments sector of the Australian banking industry and we’re looking to leverage more opportunities in that space,” Lock said

“We’re also exploring opportunities to improve our product offering as well as continuing to enhance the member experience.

“Appointing leaders of this calibre will help us achieve those goals.”