Helen McNeil

Chief Risk Officer

About Helen

Helen is the Chief Risk Officer for the Suncorp Group in New Zealand and is accountable for the second line of defence risk-related accountabilities including risk, compliance, quality assurance, internal fraud, and regulatory affairs. She provides risk support and oversight for Asteron Life, Vero Insurance, Vero Liability, and AA Insurance.

Helen has been with Suncorp New Zealand since 2008 and prior to this, she spent 15 years acting as a litigation solicitor in both Australia and New Zealand.  Career highlights include leading the legal response to our Earthquake Recovery Programme and she was a key contributor to shaping the insurance industry‚Äôs response to the review of the EQC Act in 2018. 

In her spare time, Helen loves spending time with her husband and young son and enjoys travel, fishing, good food, and whiskey-tasting.

Senior Leadership Team

Jimmy HigginsChief Executive Officer

Andrew MacFarlaneChief Financial Officer

Catherine DixonExecutive General Manager, People & Culture

Suraiya Phillimore-SmithChief Customer Officer

Sacha CowlrickExecutive General Manager, Business

Grant WillisExecutive General Manager, Life

Helen McNeilChief Risk Officer

Annette QuesadoHead of Legal & Secretariat

Jane BrewerExecutive General Manager, Consumer

Tom HindsExecutive General Manager, Strategy & Transformation

Chris RobbExecutive General Manager, Technology