Sue Houghton
CEO Australia Pacific
QBE Insurance Group

Sue Houghton

Sue Houghton is the Chief Executive Officer of QBE Australia Pacific.

Sue is an accomplished and highly regarded senior executive with extensive experience in the financial services sector. She is known for her sound judgement, resilience and adaptability as well as for cultivating talent, fostering diverse and inclusive teams and driving performance.

Sue is a passionate advocate for female leadership and equality within insurance.

Before joining QBE, Sue was Managing Director of Insurance for the Westpac Group. She has also held senior leadership and management roles at organisations including Wesfarmers Insurance, Insurance Group Australia and Arthur J Gallagher.

Sue has held a number of directorships over her career and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Reading University and in 2012 completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France.

Sue is a Director and immediate past President of the Insurance Council of Australia.

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Sue Houghton is a Member of the Champions of Change Insurance Group established in 2019. The Insurance group Members are committed to advancing gender equity, inclusive cultures and achieve significant and sustainable improvements in the representation of women in leadership positions and in non-traditional roles within their organisations.

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