NZFMA CEO Appointment
NZFMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Vrede to the position of CEO effective 31 January 2022.
Sarah has over 25 years' experience in financial and capital markets, regulation, governance, risk management and applied economics / finance. She has worked in a wide range of wholesale markets' roles in both the public and private sectors in New Zealand - most recently as Director of Capital Markets at the Financial Markets Authority and prior to that as Head of the New Zealand Debt Management Office. Sarah's career began at DFC New Zealand Limited, establishing over-the-counter options products and continued at the Bank of New Zealand in a variety of roles including Head of Derivatives Trading, Head of Treasury Information Technology and Director - Financial Markets.
Sarah was recognised for her effective leadership of New Zealand's sovereign funding strategy in 2018 as New Zealand's Woman of Influence - Global Impact and was awarded an INFINZ Fellowship in 2019, recognising her significant and valuable contribution to New Zealand's finance and capital markets industry.
Sarah's qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Accountancy / Money and Finance from Victoria University of Wellington and a Master in Economics, majoring in Accounting and Finance, from London School of Economics.
Sarah commented, "I'm very excited to be joining the NZFMA at this time. With the recent significant focus on implementing benchmark reform nearing completion, it's a great time to consider the future direction for the Association. I'm really looking forward to working closely with the NZFMA team and board to identify how the Association can continue to most effectively support and progress best practice in New Zealand's wholesale financial markets."
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