The Asteron Life team

The Asteron Life executive team is made up of industry leaders in life insurance, financial services and management. Together they have a wealth of experience, supported by a strong track-record in the development and delivery of innovative life insurance products and services. With a team of more than 250 dedicated professionals Australia wide, they have positioned Asteron Life as one of Australia’s leading life insurers, which is reflected through a string of industry awards.

Geoff Summerhayes

CEO Suncorp Life

Geoff Summerhayes

Geoff joined Suncorp in his current role in May 2008 following more than 20 years of property and financial services experience at Lend Lease, MLC and NAB. Prior to joining Suncorp he held senior executive roles in distribution and product management in NAB’s Business Bank, Strategy and Business Development for NAB’s Australia and Asia Region and was prior to that, CEO Retail Investments at MLC.

Geoff has refocused Asteron Life as a life insurance specialist and is driving shareholder value by becoming the leading life insurer to IFAs.

 

Sean Carroll

CRO

Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll was appointed to the role of Suncorp Life Chief Risk Officer in February 2014.

Sean has a 26 year history with Suncorp Life and its predecessor companies, originally joining Sun Alliance in England as an actuarial trainee and re-locating to Sydney in 1995 as Product Development Actuary. Sean has enjoyed some diverse roles within the business including Director, Life & Funds Management, Asia and General Manager, Life Risk before relocating to New Zealand in 2004.

 

Jeremy Robson

CFO

Lisa Harrison

Jeremy joined the Suncorp Life family in March 2013 and has responsibility for Financial Accounting and Reporting, Business Strategy and Analysis, Actuarial, Fund Services and Legal.

With over 20 years of CFO and senior managerial experience in Financial Services, covering Banking, Wealth and Professional Services, Jeremy brings with him deep industry insights, proven business leadership, partnering and transformation skills, and the ability to deliver on complex business negotiations with key external stakeholders.

 

Tony Wessling

Executive General Manager, Product & Portfolio Management

Jordan Hawke

Tony has been the EGM, Corporate Strategy for Suncorp Group for the last three years. He has been instrumental in reshaping the Life strategy around the customer through his work on Life Company of the Future.

Tony has 12 years experience in strategy consulting at Booz & Company, including senior roles in both Sydney and London focusing on banking and insurance. Tony has an MBA from Harvard (2003) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Queensland.

  

Amanda Loxsom

Executive General Manager, Life Hr & Corporate

Mark Bower

Amanda Loxsom has over 20 years experience in HR, most recently as EM, Organisational Development for Suncorp Group. With key skills including leadership development, talent management and employee engagement, Amanda is well suited to driving the Customer at the Forefront cultural agenda. She has previously held senior positions at Merrill Lynch, Westpac, ANZ, HBOSA, Lloyds Banking Group and IMC Derivatives.

 

Debra Tagg

Executive General Manager, Customer & Service Delivery

John Kraszula

Debra’s career over 25 years includes senior positions in sales, marketing, strategy and human resources across the chemical, high tech, and financial services industries. She has led global sales, marketing and operations teams and was responsible for delivering “Customers First” in her time at GE.

 

Mark Vilo

Executive General Manager, Distribution (Acting)

Amanda Crews

Mark Vilo has worked in the insurance and financial services industry for over 20 years, and has held a number of senior executive roles across product, marketing, underwriting and sales during this time.

Prior to joining Asteron Life, Mark was Head of Key Account Management for ING, where he oversaw ING’s key account relationships and service-offering development for aligned and open market licensees. In that role his specific focus was on superannuation, investments and insurance. He joined this business in 2005 as head of their life risk product and marketing team.

Mark’s depth of experience across all aspects of the life risk market has equipped him with the focus and discipline needed to execute Asteron Life’s strategy aligned to independent financial advisers (IFAs).

 

Amanda Crews

Executive Manager, Brand, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Customer Distribution, Suncorp Life

Mark Vilo

Amanda Crews was appointed Executive Manager, Brand, Marketing & Corporate Affairs for Suncorp Life in June 2013. In her role, she is responsible for driving brand and product awareness, consideration to buy, and telling our story to the market, be that to end customers, advisers, industry or investment analysts. Brands include Asteron Life, Guardian Advice and Standard Pacific.

Amanda joined Asteron in 2006 as a consultant to develop its first internal communication strategy. She returned in 2007 to manage the wealth management integration as part of the Promina/Suncorp merger. She joined Suncorp full time as its Executive Manager Corporate Affairs Suncorp Life in 2008.

In roles between starting her career as a journalist with the Canberra Times, to leading the Brand, Marketing & Corporate Affairs team, she has held executive roles with Austrade and Optus. In 2001 she established her own communication consultancy Ucomm, with a client list including Qantas, IAG, Commonwealth Bank and Medicare Australia.

Amanda is an awarded communications professional who brings a wealth of strategic communications experience to the role, a passion for Customer at the Forefront and a proven ability to develop leading communications capabilities.

 

Asteron Life™ is committed to providing customers with long term financial security. We provide life insurance products including Income Protection Covers, Trauma Cover, Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) Cover, Life Cover and Business Expenses Cover. We are committed to helping customers get - and stay - healthy for life, by giving customers access to the Asteron Life Wellbeing Program. To obtain a copy of our privacy statement, please contact us on 1800 221 727 or visit the following website www.asteronlife.com.au/privacy to view or download the policy.