September 17, 2021

International Regulator appointed to head Financial Markets Authority

FMA Chief Executive-designate Samantha Barrass (Photo Supplied)

Venkat Raman
Wellington, September 13, 2021

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has announced the appointment Samantha Barrass as its new Chief Executive.

Regarded as an international regulator of repute, Ms Barrass led the establishment of the Business Banking Resolution Service in the United Kingdom. Stated to be an innovative service, it aims to resolve disputes between banks and their business customers.

She will take up her new role in January 2022, subject to Covid-19 practicalities.

Current Chief Executive Rob Everett will leave at the end of October and General Counsel Liam Mason will be the Acting Chief Executive.

Impressive career

Ms Barrass has held senior roles at the UK Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the London Investment Banking Association.

Born in Britain, Ms Barrass grew up in New Zealand…

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