Jimmy Higgins


CEO Suncorp New Zealand (acting)

BBus, BA, CA

Jimmy Higgins

#About Jimmy


Jimmy Higgins was appointed acting Chief Executive Officer Suncorp New Zealand in July 2020. In addition to this interim position, Jimmy is Chief Financial Officer New Zealand responsible the strategy and operational delivery for Suncorp New Zealand which includes the Vero, Asteron Life and AA Life brands. Jimmy is also a Director of Vero Liability, AA Insurance and the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Jimmy 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. During this tenure with Suncorp, Jimmy has been 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. Prior to joining the Suncorp in 2008, Jimmy was a Chartered Accountant for over 12 years with KPMG and later McGrath Nicol, where he worked across Audit, Assurance and Forensic Accounting. 


#Board of Directors


Christine McLoughlin

Christine McLoughlin

Chairman & Non-executive Director

Steve Johnston

Steve Johnston

Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Audette Exel AO

Audette Exel AO

Non-executive Director

Sylvia Falzon

Sylvia Falzon

Non-executive Director

​Elmer Funke Kupper

​Elmer Funke Kupper

Non-executive Director

Ian Hammond

Ian Hammond

Non-executive Director

Sally Herman

Sally Herman

Non-executive Director

Simon Machell

Simon Machell

Non-executive Director

Dr Douglas McTaggart

Dr Douglas McTaggart

Non-executive Director

Lindsay Tanner

Lindsay Tanner

Non-executive Director


#Senior Executives


Steve Johnston

Steve Johnston

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Jeremy Robson

Jeremy Robson

Group Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison

CEO Insurance Product & Portfolio

Paul Smeaton

Paul Smeaton

Chief Operating Officer Insurance

Clive van Horen

Clive van Horen

CEO Banking & Wealth

Jimmy Higgins

Jimmy Higgins

CEO Suncorp New Zealand (acting)

Amanda Revis

Amanda Revis

Group Executive People & Culture

Fiona Thompson

Fiona Thompson

Chief Risk Officer

Belinda Speirs

Belinda Speirs

Group General Counsel

Adam Bennett

Adam Bennett

Chief Information Officer