The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) -
Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – announced the appointment of Samantha Barrass as its new Chief Executive.
Ms Barrass has worked in a range of regulatory and executive roles in the UK and Europe. Between 2014 and 2019, Ms Barrass was the Chief Executive Officer of the financial regulator in Gibraltar. The role encompassed conduct and prudential regulatory oversight. Most recently, she led the establishment of the UK’s Business Banking Resolution Service. She has also held senior roles at the UK Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the London Investment Banking Association.
Ms Barrass will take up her new role in January 2022, subject to COVID-19 practicalities. The FMA’s current Chief Executive, Rob Everett, leaves at the end of October. FMA General Counsel Liam Mason will be Acting Chief Executive during the months prior to Ms Barrass’ arrival.