Paul has been with Suncorp Group for 29 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer Insurance. He was responsible for the Group’s claims management and operations, real estate management and procurement.
Paul Smeaton is a highly experienced insurance executive who has worked across all aspects of the Group’s insurance business. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer Insurance, Paul was Chief Executive Officer for Suncorp New Zealand, where he was responsible for the strategy and operational delivery of the Group’s New Zealand business.
Prior to joining Suncorp in 1994, Paul worked in the UK in banking, stock broking and funds management as well as insurance. Paul has a passion for leading transformational change, which has been evident during his diverse career at Suncorp.
Paul recently made the decision to retire from Suncorp Group at the end of 2023. From September 2023 until his retirement, Paul will take on the role of Group Executive.