Suncorp New Zealand has appointed Grant Willis to the newly established Head of Life role.
Willis, who was previously the firm’s Executive Manager – Life, in Insurance Solutions, will oversee the core functions of Asteron Life, including sales, operations, product, pricing, claims and client servicing.
Suncorp New Zealand Acting CEO Jimmy Higgins says Willis brings years of experience, financial acumen and extensive knowledge of the Suncorp New Zealand business to the role.
“Since 2011 Grant has held senior roles across Suncorp New Zealand, Vero and Asteron Life,” says Higgins.
“His appointment puts our Life business on a strong trajectory that’s focused on creating the right platforms to grow the business, strengthen adviser partnerships and deliver good customer outcomes.”
Willis has a professional background in Life and General Insurance, Banking and Funds Management, holding senior roles at a range of companies including AIG NZ, Colonial Fiji (a subsidiary of CBA), ASB and Sovereign before coming to Asteron Life in 2011.