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Geoff Bascand, Deputy Governor/General Manager Financial Stability, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Geoff Bascand leads the Financial Stability departments in the Bank, responsible for forming and implementing policies to promote a sound and efficient financial system. Geoff’s role includes overseeing the major functions of policy and analysis, supervision and data and statistics. Before joining the Bank, Geoff was the Government Statistician and Chief Executive of Statistics New Zealand. He had previously worked in senior management roles in the Department of Labour and the New Zealand Treasury, and was a staff economist at the International Monetary Fund.

See Geoff speaking in Session 4: The future importance of interoperability for economic recovery

Julie Bolan, Head of Payments Markets, Oceania, SWIFT

In her 25 plus years in the banking and finance industry, Julie Bolan has worked as a banking professional, head of risk, regulatory and financial crime programs and payments domain expert--across domestic, international, transaction and wholesale banking. In her current role as Head of Payments Markets, Oceania, at SWIFT, Julie leads the payments business’ development and strategic initiatives in the Oceania region, including the development of SWIFT’s gpi services, payments infrastructure transformation programs such as the New Payments Platform in Australia, the ISO 20022 program and its risk and compliance offerings. Previously, Julie spent 30 years at Westpac, where she held senior leadership positions including Head of Receivables Products, Head of Product Delivery Asia, Director Payments (including NPP), and Head of Risk, Regulatory and Financial Crime Programs and Transformation.

See Julie speaking in Session 4: The future importance of interoperability for economic recovery
Jane-Renee Retimana

Jane Retimana, GM Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Payments NZ

As General Manager Strategy and Corporate Affairs of Payments NZ and the newly launched 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.

See Jane speaking in Session 4: The future importance of interoperability for economic recovery