As Chief Executive of Payments NZ and the newly launched Payments NZ API Centre™, Steve is responsible for ensuring the New Zealand payments industry remains innovative, progressive, interoperable and self-governing.
He came to the role with extensive experience in senior executive roles through a career spanning more than three decades in industries as diverse as finance, energy, and consultancy services.
Prior to joining Payments NZ in January 2014, Steve served as General Manager Marketing, Sales and Customer Services with funds management company Gareth Morgan Investments. From GM and other leadership roles to founding and running a number of businesses, Steve is experienced in all aspects of business management, marketing and sales, and technology development and transfer. He has also had direct senior management experience in a leading payments business responsible for the processing of $3b worth of value per year. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (BCA) from Victoria University of Wellington.
GM Strategy and Corporate Affairs
Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy.
Jane is also responsible for leading the Corporate Affairs business unit covering corporate communications, public and regulatory affairs, membership, industry engagement and business intelligence. This work includes leading the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction, strategic industry forums and industry networking events.
Before joining Payments NZ, Jane had an extensive career in the public service. Jane has formerly served as an Independent Director on the board of a large Primary Health organisation and has extensive experience working with Boards and governance committees. Jane has a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) from Massey University.
Sarah supports the Payments NZ Board and takes care of all company compliance matters. Before joining Payments NZ, Sarah worked at Cards NZ Limited as Company Secretary and Legal Counsel.
Manager, Clearing Systems
Jamie is responsible for the management of all our clearing systems - Bulk Electronic, Consumer Electronic, High Value and Paper. Jamie joined Payments NZ after spending 10 years with Kiwibank.
Senior Payments Advisor
Martin is responsible for managing three of New Zealand’s payment systems – the Paper Clearing System (PCS), the Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS), and the High Value Clearing System (HVCS).
Chad is responsible for the design and delivery of our company-wide strategic projects, which includes our cornerstone strategic initiative Payments Direction.
He has a broad range of project management experience having worked on a number of complex process and organisation change initiatives in both a delivery and advisory capacity. Prior to joining payments NZ Chad worked as a senior advisor and project manager in a large government organisation. Chad has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from the University of Otago.