Jimmy Higgins

Chief Executive Officer

About Jimmy

Jimmy has held several senior roles in the financial sector for more than 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.

Since joining the Suncorp Group in 2008, Jimmy worked in the General and Life insurance businesses, delivering customer outcomes across the many Suncorp brands and portfolios. He is highly experienced in managing natural disasters both in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and was instrumental in leading the industry response that resulted in the Natural Disaster Response Agreement with the EQC in New Zealand (he was awarded Insurance Leader of the year in 2021 for this work). In 2019, he became the Chief Financial Officer for Suncorp New Zealand, and following this, CEO. He is leading the transformation change across the Suncorp New Zealand general and life businesses to deliver frictionless, connected experiences across our broader customer base.

Senior Leadership Team

Jimmy HigginsChief Executive Officer

Andrew MacFarlaneChief Financial Officer

Catherine DixonExecutive General Manager, People & Culture

Suraiya Phillimore-SmithChief Customer Officer

Sacha CowlrickExecutive General Manager, Business

Grant WillisExecutive General Manager, Life

Helen McNeilChief Risk Officer

Annette QuesadoHead of Legal & Secretariat

Jane BrewerExecutive General Manager, Consumer

Tom HindsExecutive General Manager, Strategy & Transformation

Mark AthertonActing Executive General Manager, Technology