Helen McNeil

Head of Risk

About Helen

Helen is the Head of Risk 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.

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.  Most recently Helen has been EM Insurance Legal supporting Suncorp NZ across a wide range of legal issues. 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.

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Senior Leadership Team

Paul SmeatonChief Executive Officer

Catherine DixonExecutive General Manager, People Experience

Helen McNeilHead of Risk

Jimmy HigginsExecutive General Manager, Claims

Campbell MitchellExecutive General Manager, Customer Marketplace

Kate DronAppointed Actuary

Adam HeathExecutive General Manager, Insurance Solutions

Cris KnellExecutive General Manager, Distribution

Tim BuckettChief Financial Officer