Simon Machell


Non-executive Director

BA (Hons), FCA

Simon Machell

#About Simon


Mr Simon Machell has been a director of the Group since April 2017. He is Chairman of the People and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is the senior independent director of Pacific Life Re and chairs Pacific Life Re’s Australian entity board. As a non-executive director of Tesco Bank and Chairman of Tesco Underwriting in the UK, he has considerable insight into changing customer expectations and engaging customers through digital channels. Mr Machell is also a consultant to the Prudential Group in Hong Kong and was previously a non-executive director of Prudential Corporation Asia.

Mr Machell brings to Suncorp an international perspective on current industry trends in insurance, and insights into the risks and opportunities associated with emerging technologies and new business models. He has deep operational and strategic knowledge of the insurance industry and has planned and delivered significant change programs.

In his executive career, Mr Machell spent over 20 years with Norwich Union/Aviva running the finance, service centre and claims functions before becoming CEO of the UK General Insurance business in 2005. Subsequently, he ran its portfolio of international businesses across Asia and Eastern Europe before embarking on a plural career in 2013.  


#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

Gary Dransfield

Gary Dransfield

Chief Executive Officer Insurance

Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

Chief Customer and Digital Officer

Bruce Rush

Bruce Rush

Acting Chief Executive Officer Banking & Wealth

Amanda Revis

Amanda Revis

Chief People Experience Officer

Paul Smeaton

Paul Smeaton

Chief Executive Officer New Zealand

Fiona Thompson

Fiona Thompson

Chief Risk Officer

Belinda Speirs

Belinda Speirs

Group General Counsel