NZX appoints new director

NZX director Elaine Campbell.

The NZX board has appointed Elaine Campbell as a director.

Ms Campbell will be an independent director. Her appointment follows the retirement of Patrick Strange from the board last year.

Ms Campbell is general counsel and company secretary of NZX listed issuer Chorus and brings 20 years of legal experience to the board, with a particular focus on financial and capital markets law. Ms Campbell began her career as a solicitor for Kensington Swan before gaining legal experience in the UK and the US. She was a senior solicitor at Russell McVeagh before working at NZX from 2002 until 2008, during its demutualisation, listing and the insourcing of its regulatory functions. Ms Campbell chaired NZX-owned Smartshares during her time at the exchange.

Ms Campbell was also director of compliance at the Financial Markets Authority, introducing significant regulatory reforms to the financial services sector. Immediately before joining Chorus Ms Campbell was the general counsel for AMP Financial Services and an executive director of the group’s operating companies.

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