The Southern Cross Health Society Transformation Journey (Auckland, NZ)

5:30pm Wednesday, 18 September 2019
7:00pm Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Southern Cross Health
Level 1, EY Building, 2 Takutai Square, Britomart
Auckland, Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Clear strategy and focus on evolving culture and capability is critical to any successful transformation. This enables an organisation to be agile, transformative and change-ready.

At Southern Cross Health Society, exceptional leadership and an unstoppable culture are enabling the business to evolve from a health insurer to an assurer of people’s health and wellbeing. With more than 870,000 members, Southern Cross Health Society (SCHS) is New Zealand’s first and largest health insurance business. It has been looking after New Zealanders' health for over 50 years. Southern Cross Health Society is part of the Southern Cross group of businesses.

Nick Astwick, The Society’s Chief Executive Officer, will share how New Zealand’s longest-standing health insurance business is making this transition to remain relevant to New Zealanders and help them live their healthiest lives.

About our Speaker - Nick Astwick

After graduating from the University of Canterbury with a BCom, Nick started his career working for the National Bank for 4 years, moving from the ‘front lines’ into a number of leadership roles before packing his bags for the big OE to London for a little over four years.

He worked on a number of major change programmes and strategy roles for investment bank UBS Warburg in London before coming back to New Zealand in 2003, looking to make a major contribution to a New Zealand organisation. This opportunity presented itself when he joined Kiwibank shortly after it started in 2003 and was one of the key leaders in building the Bank and brand to where it is today.

After 14 years with Kiwibank, the last five as their Chief Operating Officer, Nick secured his first CEO role, at Southern Cross Health Society, another New Zealand brand doing good for Kiwis and New Zealand. The vision of a healthier society and a purpose of empowering Kiwis to live their healthiest lives fuels his motivation to ensure Southern Cross is not only contemporised but is relevant to Kiwis and New Zealand well into the future.

Nick is the Chair of Leadership New Zealand having been an alumnus of the programme in 2010. He has also really enjoyed and valued the many Director roles he has had over the last 10 years.


We acknowledge and thank our event sponsor Southern Cross Health Society for their support. 

Southern Cross Health Society is working towards a healthier New Zealand, empowering all Kiwis to live healthier lives. They have been looking after New Zealanders' health for over 50 years and now more than 870,000 Kiwis choose Southern Cross.

Members free, Non-Members $40. Members should log in to claim the discount. Registration from 5.30pm with the event commencing at 5.45pm. Times are NZST. There is car parking available at Britomart Carpark. 

NZ $40.00 *
NZ $40.00 *
* GST exempt