WHO WE ARE:

The Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc (INFINZ) is an individual member-based organisation for professionals in finance roles and those working in New Zealand's financial sector eco-system, with over 1900 members nationally.

Our mission is to empower a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable New Zealand, by improving the capability and effectiveness of the financial sector eco-system and its members within it.

INFINZ has been established to promote the quality and standing of both the industry and its participants and to represent and advocate on behalf of its members to legislators, regulators and policy-makers, government and other professional/industry bodies.

INFINZ seeks to have its members recognised in New Zealand and internationally for their honesty, integrity and skill. INFINZ works for the benefit of the broader community of users of the financial eco-system. In so doing INFINZ seeks to ensure the New Zealand financial and capital markets are relevant, efficient, well run and attractive to domestic and international investors and market participants.

INFINZ 2021 Overview

WE ARE RECOGNISED FOR:

Our authority and influence to comment on all matters and issues relating to New Zealand's financial sector eco-system to the appropriate authority.

Our ability to take a leading role in working with government, business and industry groups, regulators and policy-makers to advocate for improved and best practice laws and regulations in respect of New Zealand's financial sector eco-system.

Our willingness to require our members to commit to our Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and our commitment to a strong Disciplinary process.

The high quality of our events, functions and conferences which offer formal and informal professional development and learning opportunities.

Our willingness to actively engage with education providers to ensure the appropriateness of the standards and content of academic qualifications applicable to the industry.

A BRIEF
HISTORY

INFINZ Timeline

INFINZ (the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ Inc.) was formed from the merger of the NZ Society of Investment Analysts Inc. (NZSIA) and the NZ Society of Corporate Treasurers (NZSCT) on 9 May 2002.

1976 (3 December) NZSIA incorporated, with the first stated object being "to maintain, improve and develop standards of the Securities Industry"

1979 (March) first issue of the NZSIA journal, the forerunner of the INFINZ Journal

1982 (December) Best Corporate Communicator Award inaugurated (announced at the Society's AGM) - the forerunner of the INFINZ Awards program

1988 (19 May) the NZSCT was formed, the stimulus being the floating of the N.Z. dollar in March 1985, creating risks, then unfamiliar to corporate treasurers

2002 (9 May) INFINZ formed from merger of NZSIA and NZSCT with almost 600 members

The stated vision at the time: "The heart of INFINZ is a focus upon the financial and capital markets of New Zealand. INFINZ is therefore intended as an industry body rather than the two career focused bodies it will replace. This industry focus allows a broader involvement by more participants than previously allowed by the two existing bodies. This broader involvement means that INFINZ can address the quality and standing of both the industry and its participants by being a more powerful and influential body."

2010 (May) INFINZ Awards Dinner attended by a then record 514 guests, The Minister of Commerce Simon Power makes several important announcements on the reform of NZ's securities market legislation including the establishment of the Financial Markets Authority.

2013 (March) 700 members

2013 Young Finance Professionals Group launched

2015 (August) 1000 members

2016 (September) 1300 members

2016 half of membership under 40 (20% in 2012)

2016 (May) the first Distinguished Fellowship was awarded to Sir John Anderson at the INFINZ Awards Dinner, attended by over 800 guests

2016 (November) INFINZ Conference - over 400 registrants (2011: 200)

2018 (March) INFINZ partners with Young Women in Finance

2018 (November) INFINZ Conference - over 400 registrants

2018 Membership reaches 1600 members

2019 Membership reaches 1800 members

2020 INFINZ Virtual Conference - over 600 registrants

2021 INFINZ reaches 1900 members

2021 Female membership exceeds 600 (double that from 2017)

OUR MISSION

To help create a more prosperous New Zealand by improving the capability and effectiveness of the New Zealand financial sector eco-system and our members within them

STRATEGY STATEMENT

Keep increasing the value provided to an expanding membership base

Achieved by engaging with members in ways relevant to who they are, where they are and what they do

Delivered through an independent collegial network of financial markets professionals

ORGANISATION
STRATEGY

we are delivering on this strategy based on the following pillars and initiatives:

WHAT YOU DO

We will offer two grants towards a master's research topic of relevance to New Zealand's financial markets. Engagement with universities includes, for example, joint events with Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

WHo YOU are

We have established an Emerging Leaders Programme to address the needs of members in their thirties and specifically with respect to their leadership aspirations.

WHere YOU are

INFINZ wishes to increase the relevance of its offering to those operating in the mid-market and to offer more activities outside Auckland and Wellington.

DIGITAL

This platform enables the delivery of initiatives within the other three focus areas. A LinkedIn group has been established for financial members and MailChimp has been used to monitor the effectiveness of our communications.

ANNUAL
REPORTS

30 September 2021

 

30 September 2020

30 September 2019

30 September 2018

VIEW ALL ANNUAL REPORTS

OUR
PEOPLE

BOARD & EXECUTIVE MEMBERS



Mark Edwards
INFINZ Chair

Director, Institutional Sales
BNZ Markets


Andrew Bashford
Head of Institutional Relationships
Westpac NZ Limited

Clyde D'Souza
Principal
D'Souza Associates


Stephan Deschamps
Chief Financial Officer
Freightways

Will Goodwin
Head of Direct Investments
NZ Super Fund


Kirk Hope
Chief Executive Officer
Business New Zealand


Sarah Minhinnick
GM Capital Markets Origination
NZX


Tim Olphert
Head of Investor Sales
ANZ Markets


Mahina Puketapu
Chief Investment Officer
Tauhara North No.2 Trust


Leah Scales
GM Resources/CFO
Christchurch City Council


Jane Standage
Partner
MinterEllisonRuddWatts


Andrew Woodward
Managing Director
Commonwealth Bank



Daniela Bossard
INFINZ First Director
Investment Director, Rangatira Investments


Jennifer Chee
INFINZ Board Observer
Investment Analyst, NZ Super Fund

The Board of INFINZ is indicative of the breadth of skill and experience within the membership of the Institute. It currently represents every aspect of New Zealand's Financial Services eco-system. The Board is elected for a term of two years to ensure continuity of governance.

Equally of note are the INFINZ Fellows, members who have at least ten years relevant industry experience, have been in senior positions or senior executive positions for at least five years and whom have made a significant and valuable contribution to the industry.

INFINZ Distinguished Fellows:

David McLean
Ross Pennington
Linda Robertson
Catherine Savage
Rob Cameron (Deceased)
Sir John Anderson (Deceased)

INFINZ Fellows:

Alison Gerry
Annabel Cotton
Anthony Quirk
Anthony Muh
Barry Lindsay
Bevan Wallace
Carmel Fisher
David Green
Deepak Gupta
Don Burtt
Fran O'Sullivan
Garth Ireland
Gary Swift
Gavin Walker
Gerald Naughton
Graeme Wong
Grant Paterson
Helen Moody
Ian Nield
James Miller
Sir John Key
John Loughlin
Lloyd Kavanagh
Louise Tong
Mahes Hettige
Maree Webster
Mark Butcher
Mary-Jane Daly
Neil Bradley
Neil Paviour-Smith
Philip King
Richard Boulton
Roger Kerr
Sarah Vrede
Scott St John
Simon Allen
Simon Power
Ted Reid
Trevor Janes
Brian Gaynor (Deceased)



ELG, YFP and YWF reference groups


Mei Zi Ho
ELG Chair
Senior Business Analyst, Nikko Asset Management


Daniela Bossard
ELG
Investment Director, Rangatira Investments


PJ Cairns
ELG
Associate Director, Westpac Institutional Bank


Richard Campbell
ELG
Commercial Director, Service Foods


Ben Coleman
ELG
Corporate Sales, Westpac


Lee Marshall
ELG
Director & Founding Partner, Hunter Campbell


Richard Milsom
ELG
Principal, Elevation Capital Management



Tom Gray
YFP - Auckland Chair
Analyst, Investment Banking, Macquarie


Lachlan Cook
YFP - Auckland
Analyst, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst and Young


Katie Davis
YFP - Auckland
Markets Analyst, Reserve Bank of NZ


Lachlan Wallace
YFP - Auckland
Equity Analyst, BlackBull Markets


Tim Wilson
YFP - Auckland
Senior Officer, Financial Institutions, ANZ



Michael Callaghan CFA
YFP - Wellington
Co-Chair
Adviser, Portfolio Management, Reserve Bank of New Zealand


Guy Hooper
YFP - Wellington
Co-Chair
Vice President, Equity Research, Jarden


Lourdaiz Ah Chong
YFP - Wellington
Wealth Management Graduate, Forsyth Barr


Mie Sasanuma
YFP - Wellington
Investment Operations Analyst, ACC



Jennifer Chee
YWF - Auckland Executive Director
Investment Analyst, NZ Super Fund


Ella Knoester
YWF - Auckland
Corporate Law Clerk, Chapman Tripp


Shelby McKendry
YWF - Auckland
Associate Director, Ecosystems & Bus. Development, ANZ


Anthea Phipps
YWF - Auckland
Senior Associate, Partners in Performance


Amy Sparks
YWF - Auckland
Manager Corporate Finance, Deloitte


Amy Stevens
YWF - Auckland
Principle Product Manager, Kiwibank


Cindy Yin
YWF - Auckland
Senior Analyst, Deals Advisory, PwC



Rachel Coates
YWF - Wellington Executive Director
Short Term Funding Manager, ANZ


Madhura Banerjee
YWF - Wellington
Management Consultant, 3 Plus Consulting


Rachel Baxter
YWF - Wellington
Markets, BNZ


Samantha Pereira
YWF - Wellington
Advisor, Reserve Bank of NZ



Kathryn Bainbridge
Christchurch Committee
Dealer, Markets at BNZ


Daryn Govender
Christchurch Committee
Corporate Strategy Manager, BNZ




Auckland YFP ambassadors WELLINGTON YFP ambassadors



ANZ - Kelly Robinson Deloitte - Lillian Zhu

Cameron Partners - Tim Quigg
Greater Wellington Regional Council - Joshua Ebarle

Chapman Tripp - Teddy Rose
Kiwibank - Matt Dixon

MUFG - Michael Nelson
NZX - Emma Dent

NZGIF - Corbin Constantine PwC - Sam Lees

Simpson Grierson - Samantha Williams Russell McVeagh - Tommy Brennan

Waterman Capital - Aleks Noble-Campbell






























Jim McElwain
INFINZ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Email: exec@infinz.com
Ph: 021 632 047

Jim McElwain joined INFINZ 16th January 2012 following a long career in the public and private sectors. Jim has undertaken a variety of advisory roles in Treasury, Southpac Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and, more recently, Taylor Duignan Barry Limited and his own business, McElwain Consulting Limited.Jim is passionate about wholesale financial and capital markets and is excited about the opportunities ahead for INFINZ. Jim also has a strong personal interest in advocacy in the finance industry. In addition to being a Certified member of INFINZ and a former Board representative, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Hons) from Victoria University.

CONTACT DETAILS

Bernice Archer
Events & Partnerships Director
Ph 027 324 2155


Iona Gibbs
Administration Manager & Membership
Ph 06 306 6303


Rose Bridge
Events Co-ordinator
PH 021 736 432
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