Chief Economist

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Financial Markets Authority

Wellington or Auckland, New Zealand

Application Deadline

Lead the way.

  • Opportunity to lead the way as our first Chief Economist
  • There's no better time to join us!
  • Wellington or Auckland-based position

As the first Chief Economist at New Zealand's Financial Markets Authority (FMA), you will play a pivotal role in supporting New Zealanders to have confidence that the financial sector provides a strong foundation for their financial future.

We are a growing organisation, with an expanding regulatory remit. A strong economics foundation will underpin the approach to our expanding remit and our role as a conduct regulator, so that we can build confidence, participation and efficiency in New Zealand's financial markets.

How often do you get the opportunity to build a new function and the way an organisation thinks and operates? We will support you to develop an economics team and embed the use of economics across our organisation. We will champion you to help us to become an even better regulator.

As our first Chief Economist, your leadership and communication skills will be your greatest strengths. Our people will feel inspired to be taken on a journey with you. Your strategic mind and economics expertise will steer us in the right direction, using sound economic principles and thinking to influence our work and shape our strategic focus.

So what's it like to work at the FMA?

It's purposeful. Our mission is to create a fair and transparent financial sector that serves all New Zealanders. We are a good match for people with a strong sense of collaboration and fair play.

It's stimulating. We need to be thinkers and initiators. We're looking for team players with the drive, skills, intellect and forward thinking to stay ahead in this fast-moving sector.

It's supportive. We have a culture that allows everyone to bring their best selves to work. We value people with ambition, open-mindedness and a strong orientation towards helping others.

A great place to work. With great work to do.

Get in touch for a confidential discussion with Kelly Winyard, Recruitment Specialist on


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