Peter Harris is the former Chief Executive Officer of CBL, an Auckland insurance company. He is hardworking, passion-driven, and dedicated to helping improve the lives of people around the world. He has become an inspiration for many young entrepreneurs in the insurance field.
Peter’s Early Life
He grew up in the Waikato district, which is in Rangriri, on their dairy farm. Peter Harris was able to understand how important it is to have good relations with people since it was a daily part of his life. They conducted business and deals with handshakes, and everyone’s hard work was respected and enjoyed.
Although their district was full of life, it lacked quality and fair education systems. Peter Harris was forced to study in a boarding school in Southwell School, Hamilton. He was appointed as the head boy and became a loyal defender for his fellow students who needed support to overcome unfairness and disadvantages. His dedication to helping others is still honored up to date in Southwell School after a prize was named after him and is still awarded to students who possess these qualities.
He first worked in accounting at Fletcher Steel and later moved to its branch in Auckland. He worked hard and thrived in whatever he did. In the year 1984, he was recognized, and he was given an award as the Air New Zealand Businessman. Peter Harris then worked for many different insurance companies and gained extensive experience in how to run a business and handle the client’s various needs.
In the year 1996, Peter Harris, together with Alistair Hutchinson, decide to buyout CBL, which was then a small insurance firm. It dealt with financial and credit risk insurance, and it only operated in New Zealand. In 2000, Peter Harris was elected to lead the CBL’s efforts to expand internationally. Peter Harris has also been helping other companies achieve their goal and gain profit within just two years after their expansion process. He was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award during EY Awards as well as Leader of the year during the Australia New Zealand Insurance Awards.
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