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Familar faces appointed to FMA


The Financial Markets Authority has added to its strategic leadership team with three appointments to key positions. 

NBR staff
Mon, 25 Jul 2011

The Financial Markets Authority has added to its strategic leadership team with three appointments to key positions in support of Chief Executive Sean Hughes.

Mr Hughes said these first appointments were the result an extensive search in New Zealand and internationally for FMA's seven strategic leadership team roles. He expected to be able to announce further appointments in the coming weeks.

The new roles and appointees are:

Elaine Campbell, Head of Compliance Monitoring
Ms Campbell brings considerable experience in the oversight of regulated entities, from both her recent roles as Head of Market Supervision at NZX Limited and as Executive Counsel of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.

Her new role at FMA will be to develop and lead the commercial and infrastructure monitoring function, which will include monitoring of?trustees, qualifying financial entities, brokers, financial services providers, auditors, superannuation and KiwiSaver schemes, fund managers, futures dealers, clearing houses, registered?markets and secondary market activity.

Liam Mason, Head of Legal and Board Secretary
Mr Mason is one of New Zealand's foremost securities law experts and was previously General Counsel for the Securities Commission. He played a key advisory role to the Select Committee on the new FMA legislation, and is currently seconded on a part-time basis to the Ministry of Economic Development working on securities law reform.

His new role at FMA will be to provide in-house counsel and independent advice to the Board on legal matters.

Sue Brown, Head of Primary Regulatory Operations
Ms Brown is a senior lawyer with a strong background in financial markets, products and services in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. She was a partner of DLA Phillips Fox until 2010.

Her new role will be to develop and lead FMA's regulatory strategies and activities relating to the primary and retail financial markets, including financial advisers.

NBR staff
Mon, 25 Jul 2011
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