The Gold Coast SUNS have appointed Mike Emmett to the Board of Directors.

An experienced Group Chief Executive with a demonstrated history working in the insurance industry, Mr Emmett is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of AUB Group.

Mr Emmett was previously group chief executive of travel insurer Cover-More Group, the co-major partner of the SUNS, and has held executive positions at QBE, EY, Morse, IBM, Accenture and PwC.

GC SUNS Chairman Tony Cochrane said Mr Emmett was a welcome addition to the SUNS Board.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the Board of the Gold Coast SUNS,” Cochrane said.

“Mike’s addition strengthens our Board significantly, he has a sharp business mind and has extensive relationships here in Australia and internationally.

“The Board of the Gold Coast SUNS has incredibly strong links locally on the Coast, while our business networks have continued to grow in recent times with Mike’s appointment and new roles for some of our long-standing directors.”

Mr Emmett said he was thrilled to join the Board of Directors. 

“I’m really pleased and honoured to join the board of the Gold Coast Suns.  Soon after we moved to Australia I fell in love with the AFL and have been a keen supporter since then.   

“I’ve dealt with the Suns in a variety of ways over several years and am delighted to become more formally involved in assisting the club’s development by combining my business experience and sporting passion,” Emmett said.