Chris Newlan


Chris Newlan is Suncorp Personal Insurance’s Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs. Chris’s role spans many of Australia’s most prominent insurance brands including AAMI, GIO, Apia and Shannons.

Chris’s responsibilities include strategy development and business planning, reputation management, public policy development and advocacy across Suncorp’s general insurance businesses as well as employee engagement.

While at Suncorp, Chris has been responsible for managing multiple insurance-related government inquiries and reviews as well as Suncorp’s public response to Australia’s biggest ever series of natural disasters – the 2011 Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi.

Chris has almost 20 years experience covering journalism, politics, corporate affairs and strategy, and has worked across a range of industries including financial services, telecommunications and commercial property.