FMA bolsters senior leadership team

Sarah Vrede will be based in Wellington and Clare Bolingford will work out of Auckland.
Sarah Vrede

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has announced two senior appointments to its executive team, reporting directly to chief executive Rob Everett.

Sarah Vrede joins as director of capital markets and has more than 20 years’ public and private sector experience in financial and capital markets. Most recently she was head of the NZ debt management office within Treasury. Vrede was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals (INFINZ) earlier this year in recognition of her significant contribution to New Zealand’s capital markets.

Vrede will join the FMA in early November and be based in Wellington.

Clare Bolingford
Clare Bolingford

Clare Bolingford will join the FMA in a new role of director of banking and insurance. Bolingford leaves a senior role at the UK markets and conduct regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She has worked for the FCA for almost 20 years, most recently as head of cross-cutting policy and head of supervision for retail banking groups. She also recently spent two years at the UK Treasury, leading capital markets and prudential policy.

Bolingford will relocate to New Zealand to assume her new role in January 2020. She will be based in Auckland.