Jimmy Higgins

Chief Financial Officer

About Jimmy

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.

Since joining the Suncorp Group in 2008, Jimmy worked in the general insurance business, delivering customer outcomes across the many Suncorp brands and portfolios. He was instrumental in leading Suncorp’s flood recovery in 2010 (including cyclone Yasi), following which he moved to New Zealand to set up and manage the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery programme. Over the last seven years in New Zealand, Jimmy has worked with customers, reinsurers, government, suppliers, corporate partners, brokers and Boards in managing claims and customer outcomes for our General and Life insurance businesses.

He brings strong commercial, financial and operational experience to the CFO role, as well as a proven understanding of the Suncorp New Zealand insurance business and New Zealand market.

Senior Leadership Team

Paul SmeatonChief Executive Officer

Catherine DixonExecutive General Manager, People Experience

Helen McNeilChief Risk Officer

Jimmy HigginsChief Financial Officer

Campbell MitchellExecutive General Manager, Claims

Kate DronAppointed Actuary

Adam HeathExecutive General Manager, Insurance Solutions

Cris KnellExecutive General Manager, Distribution

Jane BrewerExecutive General Manager, Technology, Data and Labs