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 has held several senior roles in the financial sector over the last 20+ years. Prior to joining the Suncorp Group, he was a Chartered Accountant for over 12 years with KPMG and later McGrathNicol, where he worked in the Audit, Assurance and Forensic Accounting practices across their respective offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Toronto. In his various roles he provided advice to many large corporations and government on financial risk management, internal controls and corporate governance.
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. Kate’s team has the responsibility for 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 the areas of 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 a range of highly regarded corporate partners, represented by our “go to market” brands of Vero Insurance and Asteron Life.
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.