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Director - Specialist Supervision & Response

Financial Markets Authority
Auckland or Wellington
Full Time
Partial remote, time in workplace
Applications close:
Posted 1 month ago

We have an expanding remit and an exciting future. There's no better time to join us at New Zealand's Financial Markets Authority - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko. We are New Zealand's financial markets conduct regulator.

What are we doing and why?

We are growing and getting ready to deliver on our significant remit expansion. With our clear focus and more amazing people on the team, we'll achieve our goal of becoming a world-leading conduct regulator. This Director role is not for the faint-hearted, drawing on the full range of the FMA's regulatory tools across - and outside - our remit. This role leads a team of strong, varied subject matter experts in sectors, entities, markets and regulatory practice. The Director will oversee triage, assessment, and management of specialist supervision, including AML/CFT and operational resilience; of acute supervisory situations; and of response to incidents, issues and cases including those elevated to the Investigations and Enforcement teams. This opportunity requires creativity in problem solving, calmness, depth and breadth of knowledge of regulatory tools, and the mana to lead high-performing, multi-disciplinary teams doing novel, complex and high-risk work.

So, what's it like to work at the FMA?

It's purposeful. Our mission is to create a fair and transparent financial sector that serves all New Zealanders. We are looking for people with a strong sense of collaboration and fair play.

It's stimulating. We need to be thinkers and initiators. We're looking for our Director to bring extensive regulatory knowledge and a track record of leading complex cases, enforcement and/or investigative activities.

It's supportive. We have a culture that allows everyone to bring their best selves to work. We value people with open minds, an appetite for ongoing learning and a strong orientation towards working collaboratively.

Is there something more that you are looking to contribute to make a real impact for generations to come? If you're looking for a unique leadership opportunity where no two days will be the same, please take a look at the position description. For specific queries, please contact Kelly Winyard, Recruitment Specialist, on [email protected].

Applications close 5pm Thursday 15 December.