Ms Exel has been a director of the Group since June 2012 and is a member of the Risk Committee. She brings to Suncorp a strong legal background and deep business experience in insurance, reinsurance and investment management.
Ms Exel gained valuable insight as a regulator on the board of the Bermuda Monetary Authority (1999–2005). She brings to the Suncorp Board a deep understanding of governance and compliance from her former roles as Chairman of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (1995–1996) and as Managing Director of Bermuda Commercial Bank (1993–1996).
In 1998 Ms Exel founded the Adara Group, a pioneering organisation which exists to support people living in extreme poverty, and is Chief Executive Officer of Adara’s two Australian businesses and Chair of Adara Development. She was named Australia’s ‘Leading Philanthropist’ 2016 by Philanthropy Australia and in 2013 was awarded an honorary Order of Australia for service to humanity through her work at Adara Group.