The Financial Markets Authority - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko (FMA) has appointed Liam Mason as General Counsel. Mr Mason has worked at the FMA since its establishment in 2011 and brings deep experience and institutional knowledge to this role.
As General Counsel, Mr. Mason will advise the FMA executive and board, and lead the enforcement, policy and governance, corporate legal, and investigations teams. He has extensive experience in securities and financial services law and corporate governance matters. He has held various roles at the FMA, including Acting Chief Executive, Director of Regulation and Director of Governance, Policy and Strategy. He has previously held senior roles at the FMA’s predecessor, the Securities Commission.
John Botica has been appointed Acting Director of Regulation, in addition to his current role of Director of Market Engagement. Mr Mason and Mr Botica are both members of the FMA’s Executive Committee.