As Chief Executive of Payments NZ and the 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
As General Manager Strategy and Corporate Affairs of Payments NZ and the Payments NZ API Centre®, Jane is responsible for leading and driving corporate and industry payments system strategy, innovation programmes and business development.
She is the senior leader heading up a diverse portfolio across both the Strategy and Corporate Affairs business units. Her responsibilities include chairing and facilitating industry collaborations through the long-term payments system strategy initiative Payments Direction and strategic industry forums. Jane also has executive responsibility for the Payments NZ API Centre.
A firm believer in workplace diversity, Jane is the founder of ‘The Link – connecting women in payments’ network. This Payments NZ initiative empowers women working in payments by giving them a platform to connect, share experiences and discuss challenges.
Prior to joining Payments NZ in 2012, Jane had an extensive career in the public sector where she held several leadership roles. She has widespread governance and business management experience. Jane is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Browns Bay School, is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and a Director of Comprehensive Care Limited – a primary health organisation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) from Massey University of New Zealand.
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 and High Value. Jamie joined Payments NZ after spending 10 years with Kiwibank.
He has experience across the payments spectrum from strategy through to operations and risk management, including the management of debit and prepaid card portfolios, as well as New Zealand’s largest ‘Over the Counter’ bill payment service. This broad senior management experience combined with a focus on delivering the best possible payment experience has made Jamie a real advocate for the industry.
Senior Payments Advisor
Jade is responsible for managing New Zealand’s Consumer Electronic Clearing System (CECS).
Prior to joining Payments NZ, Jade worked in the UK in a variety of cards acquiring and point of sale distribution roles at one of the worlds leading payment companies – WorldPay. Here Jade spent her time developing the merchant services customer proposition, managing the card payment terminal estate and was responsible for delivering best in class corporate cross sales campaigns to maximise sales revenue. Whilst in the UK, Jade also held a variety of product and marketing management roles at HSBC. Jade has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (BCA) from Victoria University of Wellington.
Senior Payments Advisor
Martin is responsible for managing two of our clearing systems – the Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS) and the High Value Clearing System (HVCS).
Martin has extensive experience in the financial industry, including previously working at the BNZ in international trade, foreign exchange and money market settlements. In more recent years, he has worked in domestic payments operational management roles and delivered transactional payments solutions for customers. Before joining Payments NZ Limited, Martin worked at the New Zealand Bankers’ Association where he helped establish Payments NZ Limited and was both Company Secretary and Operations Manager for Interchange and Settlements Ltd.
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.