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.
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
As Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer 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.
Since being admitted to the bar in 1989, Sarah has worked as a lawyer in both the public and private sectors. Sarah has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Victoria University of Wellington.
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.
Head of Strategy
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.
API Centre Manager
As API Centre Manager, Phil works collaboratively with the Payments NZ team and the industry to design and deliver the API Centre’s framework and lead open banking for Aotearoa.
Phil has a financial services background spending 15 years in the UK working on mergers and acquisitions and also setting up target operating models within large global banks.
Phil led a team which designed and implemented the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity target operating model and later held the role of head of operations.
Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing
Will is responsible for leading the strategic direction and delivery of Payment NZ’s corporate communications and marketing functions, including stakeholder engagement, brand, reputation management, public relations and events.
He joined Payments NZ after six years at Westpac, and earlier worked as a news reporter in roles spanning print, radio and television.
Will holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (BCA) from Victoria University of Wellington and a Graduate Diploma (GradDip) from Massey University.