Mark joined NZX in May 2015. He has 25 years’ experience in financial services covering the capital markets, private wealth, institutional and retail banking, and insurance. Mark previously worked as the Managing Principal of ANZ Securities, and before that held senior management roles with First NZ Capital, ANZ and The National Bank of NZ. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, has completed executive training at Mt Eliza business school.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Bevan joined NZX in December 2012. He has extensive financial experience in both the corporate and accounting sectors, previously working as CFO for Acurity Health Group Limited. Prior to that Bevan held a number of senior finance roles at Telecom New Zealand (now Spark), having started his career in the audit division of global accounting firm KPMG. Bevan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Honours (first class) from Victoria University of Wellington.
JOOST VAN AMELSFORT
HEAD OF MARKET SUPERVISION
Joost joined NZX in August 2014. He has considerable experience providing complex legal advice to capital markets participants, operating both in New Zealand and overseas. Joost previously worked at Simpson Grierson and prior to that he was at Linklaters LLP, London and Dubai. Joost’s areas of expertise include corporate governance, equity and debt capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial contracts, and public private partnerships. He holds an LLB / BA from Victoria University in Wellington.
HEAD OF FUNDS MANAGEMENT
Aaron joined NZX in January 2014. He has substantial experience across the financial markets and agricultural sectors. He was previously Fonterra’s General Manager Trading Among Farmers where he designed and implemented the globally unique TAF ecosystem. Prior to this, he held senior technology and business roles with E*Trade, one of Australia’s largest non-bank financial services businesses, and spent more than 13 years with ANZ Bank in Australia, NZ, Asia and the United Kingdom.
GENERAL COUNSEL & HEAD OF POLICY
Hamish joined NZX in July 2013 with extensive experience in financial regulation and policy development work including having worked for five years at the UK Listing Authority, the body that regulates issuers listed on the London Stock Exchange. Before joining NZX, Hamish held legal roles in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, most recently as legal counsel with a superannuation fund in Melbourne. Hamish holds an LLB and BCA (accounting major) from Victoria University of Wellington and is a barrister and solicitor.
HEAD OF MARKET OPERATIONS
Benjamin joined NZX in September 2014. He has extensive experience across New Zealand and Australia’s financial markets. Benjamin previously worked for Citi Australia as Senior Operations Manager within its retail investments division. Prior to this Benjamin served 10 years at ANZ E*Trade Australia where he led its execution, clearing and settlement business, and held several senior positions including Head of Broking Services. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, and a Diploma in Securities and Derivatives from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.
HEAD OF WEALTH TECHNOLOGIES
Paul joined NZX in 2015 following our acquisition of the wealth platform, which Paul has led since 2011. Paul previously worked for ASB leading its investment and wrap platform business and prior to that was a corporate trustee, and Head of Retail Custodial Operations at Trustee Executors. Paul holds an accounting qualification and a Masters in Business Administration from Massey University.
HEAD OF COMPLIANCE
Kristin joined NZX in 2007. Kristin has significant legal experience working at Chapman Tripp Wellington and Dechert LLP London where she specialised in company and securities law, including advising in relation to capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and acting for fund managers. Prior to joining NZX, Kristin was Assistant Company Secretary at Telecom New Zealand Limited (now Spark). Kristin holds an LLB (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and is both a barrister and solicitor.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
David joined NZX in 2009. He has more than 25 years of management experience in IT development - including product based, enterprise level business critical in house and consumer based - and "24x7" operations for a FTSE 100 Property company, a major UK newspaper, and in telecommunications, IT Consulting and software houses. David holds an MSc with Distinction in Software Systems and a BA in Economics and Politics.
HEAD OF ENERGY MARKETS
Shane joined NZX in February 2014. He has a strong background in energy market design, operations and policy in New Zealand, Asia, Europe and Africa. Prior to this, he was a co-owner and senior executive at electricity market operator M-co, which NZX acquired in 2009. Shane has also led several market development projects internationally. He holds tertiary qualifications in business and banking.
EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT - DERIVATIVES
Kathryn joined NZX in 2008 following 10 years in London where she held several senior business development roles in the global exchange traded derivatives market. Kathryn has also worked in Singapore where she helped drive derivatives growth from this region. Over the past 18 years Kathryn has developed an intimate knowledge of the global derivatives markets, a multitude of new products, and assisted in driving liquidity to these products. Kathryn holds tertiary qualifications in both business and broadcasting.
Michael joined NZX in 2015 following NZX’s acquisition of superannuation manager SuperLife, which he co-founded in 1998. Michael is a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries and Institute of Actuaries in London and holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Auckland. Before SuperLife, Michael worked in the actuarial, employee benefits and investment consulting industry, and remains a Principal of MCA NZ Limited.