Minister, CEO and Executive

ACC is a Crown entity. It's governed by a Board that is responsible to the Minister for ACC. The Chief Executive reports to the Board.

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    Minister for ACC

    Michael Woodhouse

    Each year the Minister sends us a Letter of Agreement. It's the basis of our business planning process, and sets out the various areas Government would like us to focus on during the coming year eg, injury prevention.

    Honourable Michael Woodhouse

    Minister of Immigration, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, and Minister for ACC.

    About Hon Michael Woodhouse

     

    Associate Minister for ACC

    Jacqui Dean

    Honourable Jacqui Dean

    About Hon Jacqui Dean

     

     

     

     

    Chief Executive

    Scott Pickering

    Scott Pickering

    Scott started his role as Chief Executive of ACC on 1 May 2013. He's a seasoned executive, with a background in global insurance gained through a career serving many companies in many countries.

    Before this, he was:

    • Regional CEO for Willis International Limited (Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa)
    • part of the RSA Insurance Group.

    The Executive

    The Chief Executive leads the Executive. This is made up of senior managers from each of our business groups.

    The Executive:

    • oversees the leadership and management
    • makes sure we achieve all goals. 

    Chief Customer Officer - Mike Tully

    Mike Tully

    The Chief Customer Officer focuses on:

    • designing our customer-facing activities
    • acting as the voice of the customer for our organisation.

    About Mike

    Mike joined ACC in 2009. He's passionate about supporting genuine engagement between ACC and its customers and stakeholders, allowing us to achieve positive outcomes for all New Zealanders. As the Chief Customer Officer he's responsible for approximately 150 staff.

    Before this, he:

    • held the role of Head of Client Service Delivery where he was responsible for more than 2000 staff across 25 branches, six short-term claim centres and four service delivery processing centres
    •  was the National Sales Manager at IAG NZ for 10 years with responsibility for claims, sales and support, and partnerships. 


    Chief Operating Officer - Jim Stabback

    Jim Stabback

    The Chief Operating Officer is in charge of:

    • customer service channels
    • customer processing
    • enterprise information technology
    • service delivery to our clients and employees, through our different contact channels
    • ACC's transformation programme.

    About Jim

    Jim joined ACC in August 2014. He's led large customer-driven transformation projects (including ones with significant information technology changes), and has a wealth of experience in managing large teams.

    Before this, he:

    • was Chief Operating Officer for Westpac New Zealand
    • worked for Telstra, Commonwealth Australia Bank, EDS and the Bank of Queensland, where he was Chief Information Officer and Group Executive, Information Technology and Operations.

    Chief Governance and Strategy Officer - Gaye Searancke

    Gaye Searancke

    The Chief Governance and Strategy Officer is in charge of:

    • governance and board relevant functions
    • strategic planning
    • stakeholder management and privacy.

    About Gaye

    Gaye joined ACC in September 2014.

    Before this, she was:

    • Deputy Chief Executive, Labour and Commercial Environment Group at the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
    • a member of MBIE’s leadership team and played a key role in bringing together four separate organisations into one Government department
    • Deputy Secretary of Competition Trade and Investment at the Ministry of Economic Development
    • Deputy Chief Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Social Development
    • Legal Counsel at the Commerce Commission.

    Chief Financial Officer - Mark Dossor

    Mark Dosser

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides financial leadership and supervision across ACC. He's in charge of:

    • financial and management reporting
    • investments
    • procurement.

    About Mark

    Mark joined ACC in April 2012. Mark is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Directors.

    Before this, he was:

    • CFO of the Postal Services Group at New Zealand Post
    • Managing Partner of Endeavour Capital, a New Zealand Private Equity firm
    • Chairman of the New Zealand Venture Capital Association. 

    Chief Risk and Actuarial Officer - Herwig Raubal

    Herwig Raubal

    The Chief Risk and Actuarial Officer oversees the Risk Management Office and Assurance Services, and makes sure all our risks are identified and managed.

    He advises on operational and financial performance for:

    • funding policy
    • levy rates
    • other financial objectives.

    About Herwig

    Herwig joined ACC in February 2012.

    Before this, he was the:

    • Chief Actuary at Tower Limited
    • Chief Actuary at Farmers’ Mutual group. 

    Chief Talent Officer - Sharon Champness

    Sharon Champness

    The Chief Talent Officer is in charge of all staff-related matters.

    She combines all areas of talent management, including:

    • developing and leading the people strategy
    • health and safety
    • internal policy
    • organisation practices.

    About Sharon

    Sharon joined ACC in June 2017.  She's passionate about achieving organisational outcomes through effective engagement and management of people.

    Sharon brings strong experience in:

    • shaping talent strategy
    • supporting significant organisational change
    • leading cultural transformation
    • improving work health and safety performance. 

    Before this, she held:

    • the role of Director People and Workforce Strategy at the University of Newcastle from 2013
    • a number of senior human resources roles across the education, mining and manufacturing sectors in Australia.

    Chief Change Integration Officer - Debbie Barrott

    Debbie Barrott

    The Chief Change Integration Officer is the organisational lead on ensuring that the enterprise wide change agenda is aligned and shaped to enable the organisation to achieve its vision, values and business strategy.

    She provides leadership across:

    • change management
    • enterprise change plan
    • organisational capabilities. 

    About Debbie

    Debbie joined ACC in March 1999. She's passionate about customers and the effective leadership of people, change and projects.

    Before this, she:

    • held a range of senior management positions within the Corporation, most recently as Chief Talent Officer 
    • worked in customer-facing operational management roles at Telecom New Zealand.
    Last published: 04/07/17