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.

Minister for ACC

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 Iain Lees-Galloway

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

More about Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Associate Minister for ACC

Honourable Clare Curran

About Clare Curran

Chief Executive

Scott Pickering

Scott started his role as Chief Executive of ACC on 1 May 2013. He's a seasoned Chief Executive and insurance professional. He got his global leadership and governance experience through a career working in many countries and cultures.

Before this, he:

  • was Regional CEO for Willis International Limited (Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa)
  • was Regional CEO for the Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA) Insurance Group (Asia and the Middle East)
  • held CEO roles for ACE Insurance and CIGNA P&C (South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand). 

He’s also a board director of:

  • Kiwibank
  • Chubb Insurance in Australia and New Zealand.

Scott’s driving philosophy is to make sure the organisations he leads always give quality customer service and outcomes.

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 Change Integration Officer

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.

Chief Customer Officer

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 Governance Officer

Deborah Roche

The Chief Governance Officer works to strengthen ties with Ministers, government departments and the wider state sector to ensure ACC is aligned to the expectations of our customer.

The Acting Chief Governance Officer is in charge of:

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

About Deborah

Deborah joined ACC in 2018.

Before this, she:

  • was Deputy Director-General, Policy and Trade at the Ministry of Primary Industries
  • held senior roles within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Ministry of Health in New Zealand and the Department of Health in the United Kingdom.

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Dossor

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 Information Officer

Peter Fletcher

The Chief Information Officer has end to end accountability for leading ACC’s Information Technology strategy development. He's accountable for defining the initiatives that will deliver on this strategy and for working with our strategic partners to deliver and manage the solutions required.

About Peter

Peter is an experienced technology executive, with over 25 years leading technology change, mainly in financial services.

He joined ACC in January 2018, and is the Senior Responsible Officer for Analytics 2.0 and Eos 8.8 upgrade projects.

Before this, he:

  • was Group Manager, Technology for New Zealand Post for three years
  • held Chief Information roles with Westpac New Zealand and BNZ
  • had senior leadership roles for Barclay’s Bank in the UK and Singapore.

Chief Operating Officer

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 Risk and Actuarial Officer

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

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.
Last reviewed: 27 October 2017