Shanna Parsons is the Head 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. 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.
Outside of work, Shanna is mum to one year old, Ryder, and when time allows, Shanna enjoys travel, music, playing the guitar, spending time at the beach, surfing, yoga and watching the odd game of NFL. Shanna is also involved in a 66 hectare vineyard investment in Marlborough, which produces Sauvignon Blanc wine.