Suncorp New Zealand has announced the appointment of Grant Willis (pictured) to the newly established head of life role.
In a statement, Suncorp said that Willis will oversee the core functions of Asteron Life, including sales, operations, product, pricing, claims and client servicing. He will commence the new role immediately, moving from his current position of executive manager – life, insurance solutions.
“Since 2011, Grant has held senior roles across Suncorp New Zealand, Vero and Asteron Life,” said Suncorp NZ acting CEO Jimmy Higgins. “His appointment puts our life business on a strong trajectory that’s focussed on creating the right platforms to grow the business, strengthen adviser partnerships and deliver good customer outcomes.”
Willis is a seasoned professional in the life and general insurance, banking and funds management industries. He held senior roles at a range of companies including AIG NZ, Colonial Fiji (a subsidiary of CBA), ASB and Sovereign before joining Asteron Life in 2011.