New Zealand Market Subcommittee


The New Zealand Market Subcommittee will represent the interests of all ASF members who participate in the New Zealand securitisation and covered bonds market regardless of domicile by:

  • building productive relationships with New Zealand government ministers, members of parliament and government departments and agencies that have responsibility for, and influence policy in, New Zealand’s securitisation and covered bond markets;   
  • providing submissions and input into policy and regulatory direction and law reform affecting the securitisation and covered bond markets;
  • identifying areas of New Zealand’s regulatory environment that could be changed to allow for the more efficient and effective operation of securitisation and covered bond issuance and investment;
  • recommending best practices that will ensure efficient, effective and transparent operation of the New Zealand securitisation and covered bond markets;
  • maintaining a current understanding of Australian market practice to ensure, wherever relevant, consistency of approach in New Zealand and Australia to minimise costs for trans-Tasman securitisation and covered bond market participants; and
  • developing and delivering education programs either separately in New Zealand or through adaptation from existing ASF programs and courses. .

Read the official charter of the ASF Standing Subcommittees.


Simon O'Connell (Chair)  Westpac New Zealand Limited
Bianca Spata Flexigroup
Christine Smith ANZ
Debbie Long Resimac
Deemple Budhia Russell McVeagh
Evelyn Jones Lane Neave
Fraser Wilson Bank of New Zealand
Jason Hughes MTF
Katie Carson DLA Piper
Mark Jephson
Guardian Trust
Mei Nah
Mayne Wetherell
Murray King 
Bell Gully
Paul Jamieson
Avanti Finance
Peter Taplin (National Committee representative) Westpac
Phil Newport Accident Compensation Corporation
Ross Pennington Chapman Tripp
Simon Pannett Harbour Asset Management

For more information contact Chair, Simon O'Connell.

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