Bridget Messer


Group Chief Risk Officer

Bridget Messer

#About Bridget


Bridget joined Suncorp as Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO) in January 2022 and is responsible for leading risk management and compliance across the Group. Prior to this, Bridget spent 16 years with IG Group Holdings, a London-based FTSE 250 online, high-growth trading platform, as Executive Director and Chief Commercial Officer, and previously held roles as Global Head of Compliance and General Counsel.

Bridget has extensive expertise in management, law, regulatory and compliance, and while at IG Group she was responsible for driving and enabling growth and international expansion in a heavily regulated context.

Before joining IG Group, Bridget was a solicitor with Deutsche Bank on the distressed debt desk, after starting her career in Australia as a solicitor with the financial services and corporate advisory team of Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Dean’s Honour List) from the Queensland University of Technology. Bridget also has a Grad Diploma, Practical Legal Education & Training, from the University of Queensland. 


#Board of Directors


Christine McLoughlin AM

Christine McLoughlin AM

Chairman & Non-executive Director

Steve Johnston

Steve Johnston

Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing 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

Duncan West

Duncan West

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 Suncorp Bank

Jimmy Higgins

Jimmy Higgins

CEO Suncorp New Zealand

Fiona Thompson

Fiona Thompson

Group Executive, People, Culture & Advocacy

Belinda Speirs

Belinda Speirs

Group General Counsel

Adam Bennett

Adam Bennett

Chief Information Officer

Bridget Messer

Bridget Messer

Group Chief Risk Officer