Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO is chairman of the Suncorp Group, and NBN Co, and chancellor of RMIT University.
He is a non-executive director of Tabcorp, Oil Search and Healthscope.
He is a former chief executive of Telstra and Optus, the former chair of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, and Opera Australia.
Dr Switkowski is a graduate of the University of Melbourne with a PhD in nuclear physics. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 2014, Dr Switkowski was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, particularly tertiary education, administration, scientific organisations and the telecommunications sector, to business and to the arts.