Suncorp 2023: A year in pictures



Suncorp has had another busy and impactful year delivering on our purpose to build futures and protect what matters. From supporting communities affected by natural disasters to forming new partnerships and creating value for our shareholders, customers, and our people, we are proud of our achievements and look forward to 2024.

27 January: Heavy rain, flash flooding and landslides devastate large parts of New Zealand’s North Island. The severe weather continues for several days. 

See how it unfolded

8 February: Suncorp Group announces its FY23 half year results and reaffirms its FY23 targets. 

Half year results

10 February: Suncorp’s Brisbane-based headquarters, Heritage Lanes, is named Brisbane’s top workplace. It later became the first building to achieve Australia’s greenest certification – the new world-leading sustainability benchmark from the Green Building Council of Australia. 

Heritage Lanes

11 February: Suncorp Group’s AAMI brand hosts its first event with new partner What Ability at AAMI Park. More than 200 carers, families, volunteers and some of Australia’s most prominent sports stars came together to put happiness first for people with a disability.  

What Ability Day

12 February: New Zealand’s North Island is confronted with more heavy rain and gale force winds off the back of ex-Cyclone Gabrielle. Suncorp deploys all available resources across New Zealand and Australia to support the claims process. By December, the Group has received over 32,000 claims from the combined flooding and cyclone events in New Zealand. 

Suncorp commits $200K to Cyclone Gabrielle Appeal Fund

3 March: Suncorp introduces six weeks’ paid gender affirmation leave. 

Gender affirmation leave

22 March: Suncorp Bank announces a new partnership with OzHarvest. The Bank later funded a new kitchen space in Brisbane for OzHarvest, providing up to an additional 52,000 cooked meals each year to help feed Queenslanders in need. 

OzHarvest partnership

12 May: Suncorp Group’s AAMI brand becomes the major partner of the New South Wales (NSW) State Emergency Service (SES). The partnership joins the Group’s existing partnerships with Queensland SES (through Suncorp Group) and Victoria SES (through AAMI). 

NSW SES signs major partnership

17 May: Suncorp people don the orange to pay their thanks to our SES volunteers. 

Wear Orange Wednesday

5 June: Suncorp begins the rollout of our electric vehicle fleet as a vital component of our transition to net zero carbon emissions. Seventy-seven per cent of our electricity consumed in FY23 was purchased from renewable sources and we're on track to achieve 100 per cent by 2025.

2022-23 Climate-related Disclosure Report

5 July: Dharug woman and Suncorp employee Belle Artates displays this year’s Spirit to Cure uniform, featuring her original artwork: ‘Yanalangami: walk together, me and you’. 

Belle's story

1 August: Nala, the accessibility dog, was one of 4,000+ participants taking place in 13 Spirit to Cure events in Australia and New Zealand from August to November this year. Suncorp Group raised over $2.4 million for cancer research, treatment and prevention through the events. 

Spirit to Cure

4 August: The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) denies authorisation of the proposed sale of Suncorp Bank to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). The application is currently before the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) with a decision expected early in 2024. 

9 August: Suncorp Group CEO Steve Johnston delivers Suncorp’s FY23 Results, reporting a material increase in earnings driven by topline growth across the Group. 

FY23 Results

21 August: Suncorp attends the Biri Bulmba Budang National Custodians of Country Gathering 2023 on Djabugay and Yirrakanji Country. This learning experience was thanks to our community partner and event host, Firesticks Alliance. 

Photo credit: Annette Ruzicka 

Firesticks Alliance

22 August: The eastern seaboard’s top disaster management officials join Suncorp for a discussion on disaster management and community preparedness. 

Suncorp and Emergency Services come together

22 August: Suncorp’s Head of Disaster Management Cath Stewart demonstrates Suncorp’s Australian-first award-winning geospatial imagery capability. The technology uses aerial imagery to provide early insights into community impacts off the back of major weather events.  

Geospatial project

14 September: Suncorp Group's AAMI brand is a national voice for road safety, releasing its annual Crash Index of Australia's worst road hotspots. The award-winning research campaign has played a key role in identifying where action is needed, including helping to inform the decision to lower the speed limit at one of Australia's worst crash sites.

AAMI Crash Index

18 September: AAMI joins ANZ, Bonds, Kia, McDonalds, Oral-B, nib, Tourism Australia, Pantene, TikTok, Uber, Virgin and Weet-Bix™ in launching the Shift 20 Initiative – committing to transforming their advertising to increase representation, inclusion and accessibility for people with disability. 

Shift 20

26 September: Suncorp Group Chairman Christine McLoughlin AM addresses shareholders at Suncorp’s hybrid Annual General Meeting. 


16 November: Suncorp Group and Natural Hazards Research Australia drive a national conversation on assisted relocations (moving communities from high natural hazard risk areas to lower risk areas) with the release of a discussion paper on the topic. The paper followed a roundtable event hosted by the organisations in Canberra with CEOs, executives, researchers, government leaders and community partners.

Read the discussion paper

23 November: Suncorp Group CEO Steve Johnston connects with employees at the company’s end-of-year employee town hall. 

About Suncorp

12 December: North Queensland communities prepare for the arrival of Cyclone Jasper.

Suncorp on alert as flooding impacts Far North Queensland

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