Working in partnership

The Sovereign Wellbeing Index is a partnership between Sovereign and AUT Human Potential Centre led by Professor Grant Schofield.


New Zealand insurer Sovereign provides life insurance, health insurance, home loan, investment and superannuation products to more than 650,000 customers.

We have a passion for innovation and continuous improvement drives our business and sets us apart. If there is a better way of doing things, for our customers, our staff and our community, we try to find it.

That‘s why, after 25 years being there for customers during their ‘moment of truth‘, we thought it was time to break the industry mould and encourage Kiwis to take charge of their health, proactively preventing problems before they need our help fixing them.

We‘re here to help New Zealanders live healthier, happier lives and, through the Sovereign Wellbeing Index, provide tools that will help them take charge.

AUT Human Potential Centre

The Human Potential Centre is a research centre within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at AUT University.

One of its fundamental aims is to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders through positive health. Research focuses on human potential, not illness.

The research team designed the research methods for the Sovereign Wellbeing Index, and is responsible for collecting and analysing the data.


Professor Grant Schofield

Grant Schofield is the Director of the Human Potential Centre. His research focuses on how people behave as a result of their neighbourhood and urban design, environmental conditions, and how this affects their health. His research is built on a platform of positive health and wellbeing. Grant is on the board of the Health Promotion Agency and is a member of the Public Health Research Committee, advising on public health research funding, career development for public health researchers and public health-related priorities.