Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer - Lead Excellence and Deliver Results

Full Time - Invercargill

  • Are you a talented leader ready for a new challenge in an exceptional organisation?
  • Do you have an affinity for the customer experience within financial services?
  • Drive your career and the performance of this successful nationwide business.

About the company

Southsure Assurance Limited (Southsure Insurance) operates with respect, integrity and an open-door and is committed to looking after the family and “stuff” of each of its customers. A highly successful company within the SBS Bank Group, Southsure Insurance has the strategic objective and the proven capability to continue to grow profitably while maintaining its values and how it operates. We are looking for big shoes to fill this exceptional leadership role. Are you ready for this rare opportunity?

About the opportunity

Located in the Southland Head Office, reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a team of talented professionals, the Chief Executive Officer takes overall accountability for leading Southsure Insurance to realise its strategic and operational objectives. In doing this, the Chief Executive Officer will:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of well-considered strategies that deliver sustainable business growth and performance;
  • Authentically lead a diverse and experienced team of professionals  – ensuring all team members are engaged, supported and achieving their individual and team goals and creating a truly collaborative and high performing executive team;
  • Develop and effectively manage strong stakeholder and partner relationships through careful and targeted communications and initiatives; leveraging relationships to enhance business performance;
  • Lead and support operational performance; ensuring all parts of the company are operating efficiently, effectively and in alignment with objectives;
  • Provide executive oversight on all compliance and regulatory matters; ensuring the company is compliant and risks are properly managed;
  • Proactively contribute as a high performing member of the wider SBS Group; driving the performance of the Group as a whole.

This role needs a true executive leader who can lead strategies to achieve business growth while empowering and growing business leaders. Is this you?

About you

To be successful as the Chief Executive Officer, you will have extensive leadership experience within the broader financial services sector and you will be able to demonstrate your commercial capability and your regulatory knowledge as a leader in this context.

You will hold a relevant tertiary qualification, have success in both sales and operational leadership coupled with a commitment to developing high performing teams and individuals.

A natural collaborator and leader – both within an organisation and of the market externally - you understand the benefits of working alongside your colleagues, stakeholders and partners to safeguard business performance gains. Your passion for the customer experience means that you will know how people want to transact to take up their financial services and what is important to them when making such decisions.   

This is an exciting senior executive role that will allow you to develop your career while enhancing the performance of this well-established and successful Southland business. Are you ready?

How to apply

To discover more about Southsure Insurance visit  

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Leanne Crozier, Director on 0212452224 or by email to

Applications close: Wednesday 30th October 2019

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