LEN ELIKHIS – CHAIR
AIA – Chief Product and Vitality Officer.
As a qualified actuary and former consultant, Len's experience spans across the financial services industry. Prior to joining Sovereign, Len worked as an actuary at MLC, managing the company's asset-liability risk. He also worked as a consulting actuary at Deloitte, where he led numerous Australian and international engagements, business development campaigns, and research projects.
Len is passionate about the role that insurance plays in securing people’s futures and helping to restore people's health.
DERMOT MARTIN – DEPUTY CHAIR
Union Medical Benefits Society Ltd (UniMed) – Chief Executive Officer.
Dermot has over 25 years' experience in the insurance industry with over 20 years being with UniMed and he has held his current role of CEO for most of that time.
He is also a member of the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Board and is immediate Past President of the Health Funds Association of New Zealand, a position he held for 6 years and currently serves on the Executive of the Association.
Resident in Christchurch, Dermot is also active in family life and passionate about motor sport, golf and tennis, all of which he is still actively involved with.
NICK ASTWICK – BOARD MEMBER
Southern Cross Medical Care Society – CEO.
Nick joined the Health Society in 2017 on the back of a successful career with Kiwibank, where he was Chief Operating Officer for a number of years. Nick has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry in various leadership roles across retail and investment banking organisations. He is also a Trustee of the Leadership New Zealand organisation and in 2015 joined the Board of NZX-listed Vector as a Future Director.
FIONA MCKISSOCK – BOARD MEMBER
Police Health Plan – COO.
In late 2017, Fiona McKissock joined the NZ Police Association as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for shared services and the welfare arm of the association. This group of companies provides a full portfolio of insurance products to both serving and retired members of the NZ Police and their families. Police Health Plan is one of NZ's largest private health plans, looking after the health of some 33,000 members. The group also maintains a large property portfolio nationwide and the provision of a variety of services, including a range of insurance and financial products to over 36,000 members. Fiona brings more than 25 years of commercial experience in a range of sectors.
ROGER STYLES – CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Roger Styles has been Chief Executive of the Health Funds Association of New Zealand since 2007.
His background is in public policy and economics, with a range of roles in both central and local government in New Zealand. He holds a Master of Public Policy & Bachelor of Commerce & Administration – (Economics).
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