Ms. Messer will join Suncorp from IG Group, a London-based FTSE 250 company where she was Executive Director and Chief Commercial Officer. She will be relocating from the UK and is expected to commence in early 2022.
Group CEO Steve Johnston said Ms. Messer’s recent background, as part of a business at the intersection of digital, technology and financial services, would be invaluable to Suncorp.
“Bridget brings expertise across regulatory, compliance, legal, and governance in a high-growth business, and we are delighted to welcome her to Suncorp to lead our Risk function. She also has deep commercial experience and a global perspective, having led teams across multiple geographies,” Mr. Johnston said.
Our Risk function is a key enabler of Suncorp’s FY23 strategy, ensuring the Group’s systems, processes and services are well-positioned to support our growth ambitions.
“Ensuring we have strong risk oversight, culture and strategy remains critical as we navigate today’s regulatory environment and as Suncorp focuses on digital and technology-led growth.”
Ms. Messer will be a member of Suncorp’s Executive Leadership Team and will be based in Brisbane. Ms. Messer said she was looking forward to joining Suncorp at this point in its evolution.
“As a Queenslander, the iconic Suncorp brand is very familiar to me and I am looking forward to returning home to work with teams across the business to continue to embed a strong rigour and focus on managing risk,” she said.
Longstanding Suncorp executive Stuart Cameron will remain Acting CRO until Ms. Messer’s arrival. The appointment is subject to all necessary regulatory approvals being achieved.
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