New Board Member at Asteron Life


Suncorp has appointed Kate Armstrong (pictured) as an independent director to the boards of Vero New Zealand Insurance, Vero Liability Insurance, and Asteron Life.

The company announced the appointment today, but it became effective 4 May 2020.

Suncorp New Zealand Chair David Flacks says the boards have been reviewing their composition and skills mix since Geoff Ricketts stepped down in December 2019.

During seven years at Westpac to 2016, Armstrong held roles as Head of Legal for Westpac’s Institutional Bank, Head of Insurance and Investments, and was Chief Operating Officer for the bank’s Consumer & Wealth division.

Most recently, she consulted to Westpac Life, leading its Financial Services Conduct Review Programme.

Additionally, Armstrong is a director and trustee of the New Zealand Housing Foundation and a board trustee for North Harbour Budgeting Services. She has also served on the board of the Financial Services Council.

Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, Wellington.