Kirk Hope New CEO of BusinessNZ

February 2016

The sharp dressing head of the New Zealand Bankers Association has been named as the new chief executive of BusinessNZ.

Kirk Hope, a lawyer who has held roles in government relations at Westpac, the New Zealand Law Society and the Financial Services Federation takes up the role in February.

He has been the face of the banking lobby group since early 2012 and replaces Phil O’Reilly who’s quitting the high profile position after 10 years.