Independent Director and Chair
James Quinn is based in Auckland and was appointed as an Independent Director in June 2014, replacing David Russell. He is currently an Independent Director of Lyttleton Port Company, Ngai Tahu Tainui Go Bus, Halls and Chairman of Tubman Heating Ltd and Intilecta Corporation.
He has previously held a number of senior management positions including Chief Executive of KiwiRail (2009-2014), Chairman of mobile payments company M-Com, CEO of Express Couriers, General Manager NZ Post, General Manager Advantage Group and General Manager NZ Couriers.
Geoff Dangerfield works in governance and advisory roles in the public and private sectors. He is Executive Chair of the New Zealand Festival, Chair of the Working Group on the Reinstatement of the Christchurch Cathedral, and Chair of the Major Outsourced Contracts Board for the Department of Corrections.
His former public sector roles included CEO of the NZ Transport Agency, CEO of the Ministry of Economic Development and Deputy Secretary to the Treasury where he had responsibility for the NZ Debt Management Office.
Cecilia is a professional company director. She was appointed as an Independent Director in July 2016, replacing Dame Patsy Reddy. She is currently a Director of Fletcher Building Limited, Deputy Chairman of the Government Superannuation Fund Authority and a trustee of The University of Auckland Foundation, and serves on a number of smaller for profit and not-for-profit boards and committees.
In addition to her governance roles, Cecilia is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Auckland Business School where, among other things, she leads a Women’s Mentoring Programme.
Cecilia previously worked in law and banking, first as a lawyer in Auckland and San Francisco and then as an investment banker in New York and London.
Andrew joined the Payments NZ Board in 2010. He has worked in the banking and finance industry in New Zealand for over 33 years and specialises in all facets of risk management including sovereign, market, liquidity, credit and operational risk management.
Jonathan Pringle is Head of Enterprise Payments at Westpac New Zealand Limited. Jonathan has over 20 years experience at a senior level in banking in New Zealand - both institutional (principally in the areas of capital markets, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions) and retail (principally in the areas of corporate development, strategy and payments).
Jonathan has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.
Michael Bullock is the Head of Institutional and Commercial Operations for ANZ New Zealand. Michael's role encompasses Payment delivery for ANZ New Zealand and is a member of the ANZ Global payment leadership team and an active contributor to ANZ's Enterprise delivery solutions.
Michael has had over 24 years in the banking industry with 14 years experience in the European and North American markets with particular focus on Payments and Trade Finance.
Educated in New Zealand, Michael is an active member of his local community.
James is the General Manager of Enterprise Operations at Kiwibank and plays a leadership role at Kiwibank in relation to payments. He has over 15 years of banking industry experience working in and leading sales, product development, market management, strategy, transformation and operations functions.
James has previously been a member of the Bulk Electronic Clearing System management committee and an alternate Director for Payments NZ.
James is a member of the Institute of Directors, he was educated in New Zealand, and is actively involved in his local community.
Simon Tong was appointed to the ASB Executive team with responsibility for Technology, Innovation and Payments in March 2017. The role includes responsibility for cyber security as well as the investigation of new technologies and business models for the bank.
For the previous three and a half years, Simon was Managing Director of Fairfax Media New Zealand, owner of the no.1 domestic website in the country, Stuff.co.nz and also the major shareholder of the highly successful and Kiwi-founded platform, Neighbourly.co.nz.
During his time at Fairfax, Simon led the company through a period of unprecedented business model disruption driven by digital innovation from local and global challenges and the fast changing habits of New Zealanders.
A proven leader with a track-record of achieving business goals, Simon’s 20-year career in the technology, media and now banking industries includes seven years as Chief Executive of electronic payments provider Paymark, and senior executive roles at Compaq Computer and Hewlett-Packard.
Simon holds a Master of Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Massey University, and is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Rob Roughan is Country Head of Wholesale Banking at HSBC, New Zealand. Rob returned to New Zealand in August 2016, joining HSBC as Country Head of Commercial Banking. Rob is responsible for HSBC’s corporate facing teams, encompassing relationship management, trade finance, transactional banking and the bank’s associated business management function.
A graduate of University College Dublin in Ireland, Rob was Head of Global Corporates and Product at Barclays Capital in Ireland from 2005-2016. Prior to that he was Head of Corporate Banking at The National Bank of New Zealand, based in Auckland.