Bankers Association Announces New Chief Executive

February 2016

The New Zealand Bankers Association is delighted to announce that Karen Scott-Howman has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive.

Currently the Chief Executive at the Broadcasting Standards Authority, Karen brings considerable professional experience from both private and public sector roles. She has extensive experience as an advocate on regulatory and policy matters affecting the banking industry from her previously held positions as Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Advocacy at the New Zealand Bankers Association, and as Regulatory Director when she joined the NZBA in 2009.

Karen also has broad commercial, public and media law experience and a deep understanding of policy development, administrative and regulatory processes. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Victoria University of Wellington, and was a commercial lawyer at Chapman Tripp in Wellington, and worked in leading law firms in Australia and Canada.