CEO, MAS (New Zealand)
Martin Stokes is CEO of the MAS Group, a Wellington-based mutual providing insurance and wealth management services to professionals. He has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, including senior management and board roles in insurance, investment management and commercial and corporate banking. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Martin is a board member of the Insurance Council of New Zealand and currently serves as President of the Council. He believes in the importance of effective dispute resolution services and has previously been Chair of the Insurance & Financial Service Ombudsman (IFSO) Board and a Member of the IFSO Commission.
Martin believes that insurers play an important leadership role in developing more risk aware and resilient communities. He sees this role becoming increasingly important in the face of rapid climate and technological change and believes mutual insurers are ideally placed to work with government and community interests to respond to these challenges.