BA (Hons), FCA
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.