Peter Harris is a finance expert and entrepreneur. He worked as a Chief Executive Officer and the Managing Director of CBL Insurance Corp. The company deals with reinsurance services. It provides income protection, brokerage services, property deposit and rental guarantee bonds, and underwriting. CBL Insurance Corporation offers its services worldwide. The company has its headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand. Mr. Harris led a global team into providing specialty insurance and reinsurance that was based on financial risk and credit in the constructing, building, and contracting industries.
Peter Harris strongly believes that establishing quality partnerships is vital to the growth of any business in the global marketplace. He is responsible for the growth of CBL Corp into an internationally recognized company. Harris grew the company from two staff members in Auckland to over 550 workers in twenty-five countries. CBL Corp became the largest New-Zealand owned insurance firm in terms of annual GWP under his leadership.
He also steered CBL Insurance Corp through its IPO listing on the NZX and ASX. In 1996, he took part in the company’s buyout and still maintained quality relationships with experienced, internationally recognized manufacturers and distributors. Harris oversaw the increment in growth and global acquisitions in CBL while serving as the company’s International Business Director from 1996 to 2007.
Peter Harris worked with CBL Corp for twenty-two years. Before working with CBL, he started his career as a Manufacturing Executive and as a banker. In 1989, Harris moved to the finance sector and served as a Finance Director and Shareholder at Boston Marks Group Limited. Afterward, he moved to General Capital Ltd, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to 1996. Harris is an “Authorized Person” with the Central Bank of Ireland and the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority.
Peter Harris was brought up in Auckland, New Zealand. Harris has attended a number of schools from Wintec-Waikato Institute of Technology to Manukau Institute of Technology, where he studied Chartered Accountancy. He also went to AGSM @ UNSW Business School. Later, Peter Harris studied Marketing at Auckland University. He attended the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney for his post-graduate education.
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