The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has announced the appointment of its new chief executive (CE), following the resignation of former chief Ian Simpson last year.
Sid Miller will become EQC’s new chief executive effective from February 13. He was most recently chief customer officer at Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), where he was also GM of claims management and GM of people and communications. Before that, he was NZ integration director at AXA/AMP, and GM of people, projects & IS at AXA New Zealand.
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“Sid is well placed to lead EQC’s future strategy as the organisation reshapes following an intensive period of activity in Canterbury,” said EQC chairman Sir Maarten Wevers.
“As well as finalising its work in Canterbury and Kaikoura, EQC needs to be ready to respond to any future natural disaster events. It will continue its work negotiating and managing the Commission’s natural disaster reinsurance arrangements for the country, funding annual research of around $16 million, and educating the public on natural hazards and how to mitigate them.”
Commenting about Simpson, who left the commission for a new role at GNS Science, Sir Maarten said the board was very grateful for his leadership in response to the enormous load of the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes.
“We wish him all the best,” he said.
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