John Cowan

Chief Financial Officer

Bachelor of Commerce

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Organisational Change
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John Cowan joined Centrepoint in 2015 after a 25 year career that has seen him involved in all aspects of the banking and financial services industry.

His ability to take an opportunity or problem and apply strategic and analytical thinking to implement innovative outcomes, has seen him hold senior management roles in companies including St George Bank, IAG and Shadforth Financial Group (SFG).

Prior to joining Centrepoint, John was Chief Operating Officer of Shadforth Financial Group, as well as Acting Chief Executive Officer. John’s role at SFG covered all areas of the business with a focus on acquisitions, new and emerging business models, and maintaining efficient and effective operations through the vertical (advice, platform, product) model.

Prior to SFG, he was Head of Financial Services for Crowe Horwath Australasia Limited (then WHK Group), Group Executive Customer and Distribution at MBF, General Manager of Financial Services at Insurance Australia Group (IAG), and Head of Product Management at St. George Bank.

John is a Fellow of Finsia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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