Simon Machell


BA (Hons), FCA

Non-executive Director

About Simon


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.


Board of Directors


Christine McLoughlin

Christine McLoughlin

Chairman & Non-executive Director

Michael Cameron

Michael Cameron

Managing Director & CEO

Audette Exel AO

Audette Exel AO

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

Sylvia Falzon

Sylvia Falzon

Non-executive Director


Senior Executives


Michael Cameron

Michael Cameron

CEO & Managing Director

Sarah Harland

Sarah Harland

Chief Information Officer

Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

Chief Program Excellence Officer

Pip Marlow

Pip Marlow

Chief Executive Officer Customer Marketplace

Gary Dransfield

Gary Dransfield

Chief Executive Officer Insurance

David Carter

David Carter

Chief Executive Officer Banking & Wealth

Paul Smeaton

Paul Smeaton

Chief Executive Officer New Zealand

Steve Johnston

Steve Johnston

Chief Financial Officer

Amanda Revis

Amanda Revis

Chief People Experience Officer

Fiona Thompson

Fiona Thompson

Chief Risk Officer