Welcome to Suncorp
New Zealand

Suncorp New Zealand delivers financial services to New Zealanders.

As part of Suncorp, Suncorp New Zealand* provides scale and financial certainty to our go-to-market brands and builds connection between these brands for our customers and Business Partners.  Our go-to-market brands have long-standing relationships with our Business Partners and customers who recognise and trust them.

With our breadth and expertise, Suncorp New Zealand is able to create more personalised and relevant choices for New Zealanders to look after their financial wellbeing.

Suncorp New Zealand is part of Suncorp, a leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation business with brands in Australia and New Zealand. Suncorp Group has approximately 13,500 employees and relationships with around nine million customers. Suncorp Group is a Top 20 ASX-listed company with A$96 billion in assets.

*Suncorp New Zealand refers to a group of related or associated companies in NZ consisting of Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd, Vero Liability Insurance Ltd, Asteron Life Ltd, AA Insurance Ltd and AA Life Services Ltd, all of which are connected to Suncorp Group Ltd, an Australian company listed on the ASX.

Our Purpose

At Suncorp New Zealand, our purpose is to ‘create a better today’ for all of our stakeholders. It’s what drives us every day, and gives meaning to every action we take.

We help New Zealanders live the life they want now and plan for the life they want tomorrow. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the #1 choice for New Zealanders for the moments that matter. 

We provide our customers the freedom and flexibility to look after their financial wellbeing in a way that best suits them.

We want to create value for customers and support them at the important times in their journeys.

We’re here for good and take a leadership role in our communities and continue to protect and champion what New Zealanders care about.

Business Success Index

Suncorp New Zealand’s Business Success Index is part of the From Risk to Reward insights programme, an annual study we’ve commissioned to learn more about what makes New Zealand businesses tick.

We’re looking at what drives Kiwi businesses, how they feel about taking risks, and what they think might be helping them succeed – or holding them back.

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Our Brands


Vero is New Zealand’s general and specialist insurance expert. It’s here to make insurance mean more for our customers and it drives everything they do. Vero works with a range of corporate partners (AMP, ANZ, The Warehouse Group and Turners) to make a positive difference to the lives of its customers. 

Asteron Life

Asteron Life provides life and disability insurance to New Zealanders to help them celebrate life.

Asteron Life was named Women’s Employer of the Year at the 2015 ANZIIF New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards. It also won the 2015 HR Institute’s award for Corporate Social Responsibility in recognition for its Brighter Futures programme.

AA Insurance

AA Insurance is a joint venture between Vero Insurance and the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA). AA was established in 1903. It has over 1.6 million members and is one of the New Zealand’s strongest and most trusted brands.

AA Life

AA Life is a joint venture between The New Zealand Automobile Association (AA) and Suncorp Group New Zealand Limited. AA was established in 1903, has over 1.6 million members and is one of New Zealand’s strongest and most trusted brands.

Since 2013, AA Life has received the Reader’s Digest award for Most Trusted Life Insurance Brand.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Paul Smeaton

Chief Executive

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.

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Catherine Dixon

Executive General Manager, People Experience

Catherine is part of Suncorp Group’s People Experience leadership team which develops the strategy for human resources, learning, real estate and partnering.

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Helen McNeil

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.

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Jimmy Higgins

Executive General Manager, Claims

Jimmy 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.

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Campbell Mitchell

Executive General Manager, Customer Marketplace

As EGM of Customer Marketplace, Campbell is responsible for the delivery of Suncorp New Zealand’s customer strategy across the Vero Insurance and Asteron Life brands.

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Kate Dron

Appointed Actuary

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.

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Terry Gaze

Executive General Manager, Technology, Data & Labs

Terry is responsible for all technology delivery, and the alignment of this with strategic programmes across the combined Suncorp New Zealand businesses.

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Adam Heath

Executive General Manager, Insurance Solutions

Adam and his team are accountable for the areas of product, pricing, underwriting, reinsurance and operations across Suncorp New Zealand’s general and life Insurance business and its associated brands.

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Cris Knell

Executive General Manager, Distribution

Cris leads the distribution team, centralised sales and service function, contact centres and sales offices for Suncorp New Zealand’s general insurance and life insurance brands.

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Tim Buckett

Chief Financial Officer

Tim is the Chief Financial Officer for Suncorp New Zealand. Tim’s division carries responsibility for Financial Control, Strategy and Performance management, and Procurement.

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We value the communities in which we live and work. We’re dedicated to getting out into the community and making a real difference to people’s lives.

Suncorp understands that charities count on big-hearted people to lend a hand so that they can do what they do best – make a difference in our communities. That’s why we offer our employees one volunteer leave day per year, so they can support causes close to their hearts.

The Suncorp Brighter Futures Community Giving Program unites, engages and empowers individuals to make a difference to causes they are passionate about. This program provides our employees with multiple opportunities to get involved, give and share by volunteering, fundraising, donating and payroll giving.

News & Media

AA and Suncorp New Zealand launch new financial service offering to New Zealanders

The AA, a current car loan finance provider, has announced a new partnership with Suncorp New Zealand to jointly explore how both organisations can expand financial service offerings.

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Farewelling our three TupuToa interns

TupuToa is an NGO that partners with New Zealand corporates to find internship opportunities for Maori and Pasifika students. At the end of 2018, Suncorp New Zealand was proud to welcome three tertiary students into our organisation through TupuToa's internship programme.

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