Welcome to Suncorp
New Zealand

Suncorp New Zealand is a leading general and life insurance provider. Our intermediated brands include Vero Insurance, Asteron Life and Autosure.

Our direct brands are AA Life – a joint venture partnership between Suncorp Group New Zealand and the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA), and AA Insurance – a joint venture partnership between Vero Insurance and the AA.

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

Our Vision for the future

At Suncorp New Zealand, our purpose is to ‘create a better today’ for all of our stakeholders. This means we help people live the life they want now, and plan for the life they want tomorrow.

Suncorp New Zealand puts our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our Vision is to become the number one choice for New Zealanders by giving them the freedom and flexibility to look after their financial wellbeing in a way that best suits them.

Our Vision is supported by four guiding principles:

Connected Customer

We want our customers to feel great about their choices when it comes to their financial wellbeing.

We are dedicated to making our customers’ lives easier, to create a better today.

Freedom and Flexibility

We recognise that all our customers have different needs when it comes to taking care of their financial wellbeing.

To meet these needs we will create a marketplace that will seamlessly connect customers to our products, services and experiences through our go-to-market brands and third party partners. Our marketplace will give New Zealanders access to a broad choice of products, services and experiences that best suit them.

Powered by our People

Our people are passionate about improving the financial wellbeing of New Zealanders.

We offer the freedom to work in a flexible environment, we respect and encourage diversity, and we are committed to delivering great outcomes for our customers.

Here for Good

We are a resilient and sustainable business that delivers value for our customers.

We invest in the future of our people, are a force for good in our community and deliver strong returns to our investors.

Our Brands

Vero

Vero is an award-winning general and specialist insurance expert.

Vero makes insurance that is simple, relevant and creates confidence in customers’ lives. Vero provides its insurance products through an extensive network of insurance brokers and financial advisers. Through its corporate partners (AMP, ANZ and The Warehouse Group) Vero products and services are now even more accessible to New Zealanders.

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 offers award-winning protection for home, contents and car.

AAI is a joint venture between Vero Insurance and the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA).

AA Life

AA Life is a joint venture between the AA and Suncorp Group New Zealand Limited.

AA Life received the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Life Insurance Brand award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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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Adam Heath

Executive General Manager, Portfolio & Products

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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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, Corporate and Autosure.

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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, Actuarial, and Procurement.

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Nigel Edmiston

Chief Risk Officer

Nigel is responsible for ensuring the Suncorp New Zealand brands, Vero Insurance, Asteron Life, and AA Life, meet all their compliance, legal and regulatory obligations. His responsibilities include regulatory affairs, compliance and risk of all types across the entire portfolio of businesses.

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Terry Gaze

Executive General Manager, Technology, Data & Labs

Terry is responsible for all technology, business intelligence, digital, and strategic programmes across the combined Suncorp New Zealand businesses.

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Community

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 Group 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 Group 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.

Careers

At Suncorp New Zealand, our success is powered by our people. Our people are passionate about improving the financial wellbeing of New Zealanders.

We offer the freedom to work in a flexible environment, we respect and encourage diversity and we are committed to delivering great outcomes for our customers.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career at a great place to work, then Suncorp New Zealand could be the place for you.

Career opportunities

Newsroom

Suncorp New Zealand acquires 11.14% of ordinary shares in Tower Limited in New Zealand

22 February 2017

Suncorp Group Limited (Suncorp) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (Vero NZ), had successfully acquired 11.14% of the ordinary shares in Tower Limited in New Zealand (Tower), and is standing in the market to acquire up to 19.9% of the shares in Tower.

Suncorp New Zealand announces 2017 half year results

9 February 2017

Suncorp Group Limited today reported net profit after tax (NPAT) of A$537 million for the six months to 31 December 2016. 

Suncorp New Zealand sale of Autosure business

22 November 2016

Suncorp New Zealand today announced the sale of the majority of its Autosure motor insurance business to Turners Limited, and the start of a new corporate partnership with Turners.

Vero ready to help customers affected by today’s earthquakes

14 November 2016

If your property has been damaged by the quakes, here are a few things we recommend you do to stay safe and get things sorted.

Vero wins Intermediated Insurance Company of the Year at 2016 ANZIIF Awards

11 November 2016

Vero Insurance was awarded Intermediated Insurance Company of the Year at the 5th annual New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

Suncorp New Zealand brands announced as finalists at the 2016 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards

16 September 2016

Asteron Life and Vero named as finalists for Life Insurer and Intermediated Insurer of the Year.

Suncorp announces 2016 full year results

4 August 2016

Suncorp New Zealand is well positioned to deliver on its strategy to build resilience, capacity and a market place to meet New Zealanders’ needs.

Suncorp New Zealand sale of Autosure business

22 November 2016

Suncorp New Zealand today announced the sale of the majority of its Autosure motor insurance business to Turners Limited, and the start of a new corporate partnership with Turners.

Suncorp New Zealand sale of Autosure business

22 November 2016

Suncorp New Zealand today announced the sale of the majority of its Autosure motor insurance business to Turners Limited, and the start of a new corporate partnership with Turners.