We are New Zealand’s general and specialist insurance experts. We’re here to make insurance mean more for our customers and it drives everything we do.
As a leading intermediated general and specialist insurer we’re here to make insurance mean more for our customers. That means we do what really matters to make insurance more useful and more relevant to help New Zealanders feel more confident.
We distribute our products through our large broker and adviser network, as well as through our partnerships with some of New Zealand’s leading financial institutions and retailers. We create value for our customers and business partners by making it easier to do business.
Paul Smeaton is Chief Executive Officer Suncorp New Zealand, responsible for the strategy and operational delivery for Suncorp New Zealand business which includes the Vero, Asteron Life and AA Life brands.
Paul is also a Director of Vero Liability, AA Insurance and the Insurance Council of New Zealand.
Executive General Manager, People Experience
Catherine is part of Suncorp Group’s People Experience leadership team which drives Suncorp’s talent, capability and workspace needs to deliver the Group strategy.
Head of Risk
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Jimmy brings strong commercial, financial and operational experience to the CFO role, as well as a proven understanding of the Suncorp insurance business and New Zealand market.
He has worked in the general insurance business, delivering customer outcomes across multiple Suncorp brands and portfolios. He was instrumental in leading Suncorp’s flood recovery in 2010 (including Cyclone Yasi), and established and led the New Zealand Earthquake recovery programme.
Jimmy has worked with reinsurers, government, suppliers, corporate partners, brokers and Boards in managing claims and customer outcomes for our General and Life insurance businesses.
Executive General Manager, Claims
As Executive General Manager of Claims, Campbell is responsible for managing claims on behalf of all Suncorp New Zealand products and portfolios across general and life insurance, including specialty brands such as Marine and Corporate.
Kate leads the Appointed Actuary team for Suncorp New Zealand and is the Appointed Actuary for both Vero and Asteron Life. Her portfolio includes actuarial valuations, capital management, investments, reinsurance and technical pricing.
Executive General Manager, Insurance Solutions
Adam and his team are accountable for the profitability and sustainability of Suncorp New Zealand’s general and life insurance businesses, with a specific focus on portfolio management, underwriting, product, and pricing.
Executive General Manager, Distribution
Cris leads the distribution team managing Suncorp New Zealand’s intermediated relationships with insurance brokers, insurance advisers, cluster groups and dealer groups and our corporate partners, represented by the Vero Insurance and Asteron Life brands.
Executive General Manager, Technology Data and Labs
Jane is part of Suncorp Group’s Technology leadership team which is responsible for development of digital, data, insurance and banking platforms, core infrastructure, IT operations and the innovation labs function.
Executive General Manager, Customer Experience
Mark joined Suncorp New Zealand in 2019, and as Executive General Manager Customer Experience, is responsible for the development of Suncorp’s customer strategy across its Vero Insurance and Asteron Life brands and delivery of sales and service.
Before joining the Suncorp Group, he was a member of Kiwibank’s executive team, leading its product and marketing function and CEO of Kiwi Insurance Ltd. Prior to that, he held General Manager roles at ANZ where he was responsible for Lending Products and Consumer Finance.
During his career, Mark’s expertise has been the development of strategies to attract and build deeper customer relationships, enabling long-term growth. He brings significant customer-centric bench strength to Suncorp New Zealand’s business as we focus on delivering outstanding customer outcomes and supporting them when they need us most.