Paul Smeaton is Chief Executive Officer, Suncorp New Zealand responsible for the strategy and operational delivery for Suncorp New Zealand business which includes the Vero, Asteron Life and AA Life brands. Paul is also a Director of Vero Liability, AA Insurance and the Insurance Council of New Zealand.
Paul has over 30 years financial services experience having worked in banking, funds management, stock broking, life and superannuation and general insurance.
After working in the UK for seven years, Paul joined Suncorp in 1994. During his time with Suncorp he has held several senior positions within Information Technology, Corporate Projects, Human Resources, Procurement, Facilities and General Insurance.
In 2006 Paul was appointed General Manager Property Claims and, as a result of the Promina acquisition, he took on the role of Executive General Manager - Commercial Claims. In November 2008 he was appointed to the board of RACT Insurance and then in November 2010 Paul took on the role of Executive General Manager - Statutory Claims, Commercial Insurance. In September 2015 Paul was appointed as Chief Executive at Vero in New Zealand.