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Head of Department - Enforcement

New Zealand's central bank - Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Head of Department - Enforcement

  • An influential leadership role in a newly formed department
  • Promote confidence in compliance across all sectors regulated by us
  • Drive meaningful work that makes a difference to the lives of New Zealanders

Te tūranga - The role

This is a key leadership position within the Financial Stability Group that will be instrumental in the implementation and execution of our enforcement and compliance strategic priorities.

You will:

  • develop investigation and enforcement capabilities and best practices
  • lead the team, recommending and coordinating enforcement action where appropriate
  • support our new Enforcement Committee, and participate in various internal Steering Committees as required
  • champion strong self and people management and support a culture of organisational development and quality output
  • build strong relationships with internal teams, other regulatory agencies and financial institutions.

Ō pūkenga - About you

You will bring:

  • significant proven leadership experience, with demonstrated success in developing and motivating people effectively
  • have, or be able to rapidly acquire, the knowledge and understanding of the way we should work to fulfil our regulatory obligations
  • ability to provide intellectual and organisational leadership and contribution to a diverse team as well as encouraging co-operation and teamwork
  • deep expertise in enforcement and compliance within relevant financial sectors
  • demonstrable understanding of regulatory frameworks.
  • strong influencing and stakeholder management skills, particularly with external parties
  • proven ability to build collaborative relationships
  • sound judgement and expert decision-making ability
  • demonstrated high standards of integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline with relevant professional experience


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