Paul Smeaton the CEO of Suncorp New Zealand is set to leave his current role and move into the role of Chief Operating Officer at Suncorp’s headquarters. The role of Suncorp NZ CEO will be filled by Jimmy Higgins the current Chief Financial Officer.
“I want to let you know that I am moving to a new role within the Suncorp Group and that our Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Higgins will be stepping in as Acting Chief Executive Officer.
I will be heading back across the Tasman to take up a new role as Chief Operating Officer – Insurance based at Suncorp’s headquarters in Brisbane, as part of some wider executive changes within the Suncorp Group.”
Recruitment for a permanent CEO will begin shortly.
“While there is an internal and external recruitment process underway for my replacement, I am very confident that I will leave you in excellent hands with Jimmy in the interim.”
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