ACC names new chief executive

Months-long executive search ends

ACC names new chief executive

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) has appointed Megan Main (pictured above) as its incoming chief executive, effective late November. She will succeed Scott Pickering, who announced his resignation in April.

Main currently heads New Zealand’s Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) group within the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. She was previously deputy chief executive of the ministry’s corporate, governance and information group.

“With a strong background in healthcare and delivering quality public services, Megan shares the board’s vision of delivering an accident compensation scheme that is accessible, equitable and affordable, and meets the evolving expectations of New Zealanders,” said Steve Maharey, ACC board chair. “We look forward to the energy and manaaki Megan will bring to the role during a time of reform for the wider health and social sectors.”   

Mike Tully, ACC’s chief operating officer, has been serving as acting CEO since Pickering’s departure.

Main said that she is keen to engage with the almost 4,000 ACC staff across New Zealand, as well as the company’s customers and other stakeholders.

“ACC is here for all New Zealanders and it’s important customers understand and trust how it can best support them and their wellbeing to prevent injuries, and be there when accidents do occur,” she said. “Leading a truly unique organisation that makes such a personal difference to people’s lives is something I am excited and passionate about.”

Established in 1974, ACC is a New Zealand Crown entity that manages the country’s comprehensive, no-fault accident insurance scheme, covering citizens, residents and visitors.

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