Mr Machell has been a director of the Group since April 2017 and is a member of the Audit Committee, and the People and Remuneration Committee. He is a non-executive director of Prudential Corporation Asia and a senior independent director of Pacific Life Re. As a non-executive director of Tesco Bank in the UK and Chairman of Tesco Underwriting, he has considerable insight into changing customer expectations and engaging customers through digital channels.
Mr Machell is a veteran of the insurance industry. He brings to Suncorp contemporary insights from his international perspective on industry trends in insurance, and insights into the risks and opportunities associated with emerging technologies and new business models.
As CEO of Norwich Union General Insurance in the UK from 2005–2007, and CEO of Aviva’s businesses in Asia and Eastern Europe from 2007–2013, Mr Machell has deep operational knowledge of the insurance industry. He led considerable organisational change as Chairman of the UK Motor Insurers Bureau from 2001–2007, driving stakeholder engagement and creating an agile organisation.