Helen McNeil

Chief Risk Officer

About Helen

Helen is the Chief Risk Officer for the Suncorp Group in New Zealand and is accountable for internal and external risk, compliance and regulatory affairs, as well as other second line of defence risk-related accountabilities. She also provides risk support and oversight for AA Insurance and AA Life. 

Helen has over 11 years’ experience in the insurance industry and spent 15 years acting as a litigation solicitor in both Australia and New Zealand.  Career highlights include taking the lead on legal matters relating to our Earthquake Recovery Programme and she was a key contributor to shaping the insurance industry’s response to the review of the EQC Act. 

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

Senior Leadership Team

Jimmy HigginsChief Executive Officer

Andrew MacFarlaneChief Financial Officer

Catherine DixonExecutive General Manager, People and Culture

Campbell MitchellExecutive General Manager, Customer, Brand and Distribution

Sacha CowlrickExecutive General Manager, Insurance Solutions

Grant WillisHead of Life

Helen McNeilChief Risk Officer

Annette QuesadoHead of Legal

Jane BrewerExecutive General Manager, Technology and Transformation

Tom HindsHead of Strategy and Corporate Affairs