Sean Hughes, Chief Executive
Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2011, Sean's international career included over 20 years' corporate, legal and regulatory experience in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. He has held senior executive roles in risk management and legal services at two of the major Australian banks, including Group General Manager, Group Compliance at ANZ, as well as senior executive governance roles at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), in both the capital markets and enforcement areas. Sean has also been a non-executive director in public sector occupational health and safety agencies, as well as education and leadership development entities. He holds degrees in history and law from the University of Canterbury and University of Cambridge, as well as post-graduate qualifications in corporate governance.
Adam Hunt, Head of Strategic Intelligence
Adam leads FMA's intelligence and knowledge management activities, ensuring FMA has accurate and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the market, from both a local and global perspective. His background is in compliance, intelligence, digital forensics and information technology. Adam was previously director of tax solutions and strategy at Oracle Corporation and establishing manager of Inland Revenue's strategic risk and intelligence unit.
Belinda Moffat, Head of Enforcement
Belinda brings considerable experience of litigation from her career in legal private practice. Prior to joining FMA, Belinda was Head of Dispute Resolution at Westpac New Zealand. She has practised as a commercial litigation lawyer in both New Zealand and the UK and has appeared before Courts and Tribunals in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and in the Caribbean in relation to commercial, banking and finance, competition and criminal matters. Belinda's role at FMA is to develop and lead FMA's investigation, forensic accounting and litigation capability.
Dave Brady, Head of Finance and Business Operations
Dave leads FMA's Finance, ICT and project team, ensuring FMA has the operational efficiency to support the organisation. He has a broad background across utilities, property and construction, internet and airline industries. His previous roles have included freelance Business Consultant, Management Consultant at Davis Ogilvie & Partners and Financial Controller of Property Ventures.
Elaine Campbell, Head of Compliance Monitoring
Elaine leads and oversees the development of FMA's commercial and infrastructure monitoring function, which includes trustees, qualifying financial entities, brokers, financial service providers, auditors, superannuation and KiwiSaver schemes, fund managers, futures dealers, clearing houses, registered markets and secondary market activity. Previously she was Head of Market Supervision at NZX, and Executive Counsel of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.
Liam Mason, Head of Legal and Board Secretary
Liam provides in-house counsel and independent advice to the FMA Board on legal matters. Liam is one of New Zealand's foremost securities law experts and was previously General Counsel for the Securities Commission. He played a key advisory role to the Select Committee on FMA legislation, and has played a similar advisory role to MED on the major review of New Zealand's securities law.
Michelle Taylor, Head of People, Capability and Culture
Michelle manages FMA's HR function and leads its people performance and culture. She has over 15 years' experience in human resource management and people leadership. Previous roles include Manager Strategic Resourcing at Gen-i, HR Programme Manager at Rexam PLC, and HR Shared Services Manager at Telecom. Michelle was a Commissioned Officer in the Canadian Defence Force and in the Royal NZ Air Force.
Scott McMurray, Acting Head of Stakeholder Management
Scott leads the strategic and operational management of FMA's communications, media and stakeholder engagement activities. He was appointed as FMA's Senior Adviser for Government and Sector Relations in March 2012, and prior to that was Government Relations Manager at Bank of New Zealand. Scott's previous experience includes communications and adviser roles in local and central government, along with a not-for-profit think-tank and public affairs consultancy. Diane Maxwell has been seconded to be the Interim Retirement Commissioner until 30 June 2013.
Sue Brown, Head of Primary Regulatory Operations
Sue leads and oversees the development of FMA's regulatory strategies and activities relating to the primary and retail financial markets, including financial advisers. Sue is a senior lawyer with experience in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Until 2010, she was a partner of DLA Phillips Fox.