Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


FMA hires general counsel, new HR manager

FMA hires general counsel, new HR manager for expanded leadership team

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority has hired Barclays Bank executive Nick Kynoch as general counsel and replaced its HR manager as part of a revamped and expanded leadership team.

Kynoch, who had been global head of regulatory compliance at Barclays' investment banking arm in London, will start with the regulator in January. The FMA also announced the appointment of Sarah Coleman, former HR director at law firm Chapman Tripp, as director of people and capability, replacing Diana Christensen. It also plans to hire a new director of external communications to replace Owen Gill, who joined the FMA last year on a fixed-term contract.

Two existing team members - director of capital markets Garth Stanish and director of strategy and risk Simone Robbers - get expanded roles, while Liam Mason continues as director of regulation and John Botica as chief operating officer.

Paul O'Neil, acting director of enforcement and investigations and currently listed as a member of the executive leadership team, will report to Kynoch when he starts in January.

"The FMA has undergone significant change and growth since its establishment in 2011," said chief executive Rob Everett, in a statement. "The regulatory functions and focus for each member of the executive committee are now well-balanced across the requirements of all the market participants and sectors we regulate."


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Statistics: Consents Remain At Record Levels
There were 47,715 new homes consented in the year ended October 2021, up 26 percent compared with the year ended October 2020, Stats NZ said today. "The year ended October 2021 marks another record for the annual number of new homes consented,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said... More>>

Foodstuffs: New World & Four Square Trial NZ’s First Grocery Delivery Offer With Uber Eats

New World & Four Square have partnered with Uber Eats to unlock the first grocery offering available on the platform in Aotearoa. For New World and Four Square it’s yet another way to put New Zealanders first, particularly with those inevitable last-minute grocery needs... More>>

Digitl: Download 2.0 – Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling hits early milestone
Vodafone says it has 10,000 customers using its Wi-Fi Calling service. It took less than three months to reach that milestone; the service began operating in September... More>>

ABC Business Sales: Demand High For Covid-proof Businesses
Despite the continuing challenges facing businesses in this Covid environment, right now there are more buyers looking for a small-medium sized business than there are sellers in the market... More>>

PriceSpy: Producer Prices Increase
New Black Friday and Covid-19 Report* released by PriceSpy says people’s fear of stepping inside physical shops during big sales events like Black Friday has risen since last year; Kiwis are still planning to shop, but more than ever will do it online this year... More>>

NZ Skeptics Society: Announce Their 2021 Awards, And Dr Simon Thornley Wins The Bent Spoon

Every year the New Zealand Skeptics presents its awards to people and organisations who have impressed us or dismayed us, and this year it’s been hard to pick our winners because there have been so many choices!.. More>>

REINZ: Sales Volumes Leveling Out

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 44 fewer lifestyle property sales (-2.6%) for the three months ended October 2021 than for the three months ended September 2021... More>>