Accuro has appointed Marion Guy as the board chair. Guy leaves her role as deputy board chair after Tony Haycock retired after serving as the chairman for the past five years and director for the past nine years. Guy has said that it is an exciting time to be leading. Richard Kirkland has been appointed as Accuro’s director. Kirkland has expressed his delight in being part of Accuro, saying that he is a big believer in the members’ ownership of Accuro.
“Not-for-profit health insurer Accuro has elevated deputy board chair Marion Guy (pictured above left) to board chair, succeeding the retiring Tony Haycock. Richard Kirkland (pictured above right) also joined the company’s board.
“The last nine years has been a very rewarding journey,” said Haycock, who was a director at Accuro for nine years and chair for the last five. “I am leaving Accuro at a time when it is in great shape. We have carved out a strong point of difference and continue to innovate. Membership has grown above industry norms, based on great service and a desire to always do the best for our members; something which is reflected in our consistently high levels of customer satisfaction.”
Guy, a registered nurse with three decades of health sector and governance experience, has been on the board since 2016.
“It’s an exciting time to be leading New Zealand’s best little health insurer, as we continue to implement new initiatives and technology to deliver even higher levels of member service and face the challenges ahead,” Guy said.
Kirkland, has been appointed to fill the vacancy left by Haycock, brings considerable experience in technical and regulatory aspects of insurance and finance.
“I am delighted to be involved as I am a big believer in the members’ ownership of Accuro,” Kirkland said. “The ‘client first’ as a distinct foundation gives mutuals a significant edge over shareholder-owned businesses.” Click here to read more
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