Shanna Parsons is the Managing Director of General Insurance, at One50 Group. Shanna has worked in the insurance industry since 2001, where she commenced her career working for large New Zealand insurers before going on to obtain a law degree from Auckland University, during which time she worked as a Legal Executive and Lawyer for eight years at a well-known Auckland law firm specialising in Insurance Law.
During her legal career, Shanna had experience in a wide range of insurance areas, with particular expertise in Maritime and Transportation law, where she regularly acted for cargo insurers pursuing recovery actions for loss of cargo carried by sea, air and road. She also acted for a wide range of professionals including architects, engineers, builders, accountants and lawyers, giving advice on property and liability issues.
Prior to joining One50 Group, Shanna was a senior commercial insurance broker, working predominantly on large construction and infrastructure projects, including involvement with Alliances and Government-led PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships); as well as looking after corporate clients including some of New Zealand’s largest listed companies.
In her spare time, Shanna enjoys music and playing the guitar, and keeping active with running, gym, surfing and yoga, and is a loyal fan of the Warriors. She is an avid traveller who loves exploring the globe – usually somewhere hot. Shanna’s other business venture is a 66 hectare vineyard in Marlborough, which produces wine both locally and for export.