Audette Exel AO

Audette Exel AO

Chief Executive Officer, Adara Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
Non Executive Director, Suncorp Group
Vice Chairman, Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association
Founder, The Adara Group

Current Positions

Chief Executive Officer, Adara Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
Non Executive Director, Suncorp Group
Vice Chairman, Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association
Founder, The Adara Group


Previous Positions

Chairman, Bermuda Stock Exchange
Managing Director, Bermuda Commercial Bank

Areas of Expertise

Business Social Impact, Women in Business
Finance Banking, Insurance, Investment Management and Funds, Superannuation
Not for Profit Children, Family and Disability, Community Development, Community Engagement, Governance, Women

Biography

Audette Exel is a founder of the Adara Group and Chief Executive Officer of its Australian company, Adara (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited.

The Adara Group was established 14 years ago and consists of a boutique financial services firm and a non-profit foundation, which provides services to people in poverty in the developing world.

Ms Exel is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Trustee (Bermuda) Limited. Steamship Mutual is one of the world’s largest Protection and Indemnity clubs for the shipping industry.

Before establishing ISIS, Ms Exel was Managing Director of one of Bermuda’s three Banks, Bermuda Commercial Bank. She is one of the youngest women in the world to have run a publicly traded bank. During 1995 and 1996, Ms Exel was also Chairman of the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Ms Exel was on the Board of Bermuda’s central financial services regulator from 1999 to 2005.

Prior to joining Bermuda Commercial Bank, Ms Exel practised as a lawyer specialising in international finance. She began her career with Allen, Allen and Hemsley in Sydney, Australia before joining the English firm of Linklaters & Paines, in their Hong Kong office. She is called to the Bars of New South Wales, Australia, England and Wales and Bermuda. In 1995, Ms Exel was elected a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by The World Economic Forum. She was the recipient of the Economic Justice and Community Impact Award from the Young Presidents Organisation Social Enterprise Networks in 2010.

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