Audette Exel AO


Non-executive Director

BA, LLB (Hons)

Audette Exel AO

#About Audette


Audette Exel has been a director of the Group since June 2012 and is a member of the Customer and Risk Committees. She brings to Suncorp deep business experience in banking, insurance and reinsurance, investment management and corporate advice, and a strong legal background.

Ms Exel gained a deep understanding of business, governance and compliance from her former roles as Managing Director of BSX-listed Bermuda Commercial Bank (1993– 1996), Chairman of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (1995–1996) and as a regulator on the board of the Bermuda Monetary Authority (1999–2005). She began her career as a lawyer specialising in international finance.

Ms Exel is the founder and Chair of the Adara Group, a pioneering organisation which exists to support people living in poverty, and is the Chief Executive Officer of its corporate advice businesses.

Ms Exel was named Australia’s ‘Leading Philanthropist’ in 2016 by Philanthropy Australia and in 2013 was awarded an honorary Order of Australia for service to humanity through her work at Adara Group.


#Board of Directors


Christine McLoughlin

Christine McLoughlin

Chairman & Non-executive Director

Steve Johnston

Steve Johnston

Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Audette Exel AO

Audette Exel AO

Non-executive Director

Sylvia Falzon

Sylvia Falzon

Non-executive Director

​Elmer Funke Kupper

​Elmer Funke Kupper

Non-executive Director

Ian Hammond

Ian Hammond

Non-executive Director

Sally Herman

Sally Herman

Non-executive Director

Simon Machell

Simon Machell

Non-executive Director

Dr Douglas McTaggart

Dr Douglas McTaggart

Non-executive Director

Lindsay Tanner

Lindsay Tanner

Non-executive Director


#Senior Executives


Steve Johnston

Steve Johnston

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Jeremy Robson

Jeremy Robson

Group Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

CEO Insurance Product & Portfolio

Paul Smeaton

Paul Smeaton

Chief Operating Officer Insurance

Clive van Horen

Clive van Horen

CEO Banking & Wealth

Jimmy Higgins

Jimmy Higgins

CEO Suncorp New Zealand (acting)

Amanda Revis

Amanda Revis

Group Executive People & Culture

Fiona Thompson

Fiona Thompson

Chief Risk Officer

Belinda Speirs

Belinda Speirs

Group General Counsel

Adam Bennett

Adam Bennett

Chief Information Officer