Group General Counsel
B.Soc.Sci, B.Proc South Africa (LL.B equivalent), MAICD
Belinda Speirs is Suncorp’s Group General Counsel, leading all legal functions, including the Advisory, Litigation, Internal Fraud and Legal Planning & Operations teams, which provide Group-wide legal support. She was appointed to the Suncorp Senior Leadership Team on 30 October 2019, at the same time assuming additional responsibility for Company Secretariat.
Ms Speirs has been with Suncorp since 2013, during which time she has enhanced the delivery of internal and external legal services with a focus on them being more agile, resilient, efficient and effective. She has also brought an increased focus for the Legal team on risk, costs, knowledge and work flow management.
In addition to her General Counsel activities, Belinda led the Group’s Financial Services Royal Commission response team and is now supporting the proactive management and implementation of Suncorp’s regulatory program.
Prior to joining Suncorp, Belinda was in private practice for nearly 20 years; 10 of those at partnership level where she was focused on commercial and financial services litigation.