Adrian is the founder and Group CEO of FNZ and has overseen the development of the company since it started in 2004. He is currently based in the company’s London office.
Prior to founding FNZ, he worked as an equity analyst for what at the time was Credit Suisse NZ now First NZ Capital.
Adrian has a BSc (Hons 1st Class) in physics and mathematics, and a BMus in performance piano, both from Victoria University Wellington.
Chris Aujard joined FNZ in August 2018 as Group General Counsel (GC) and company secretary. He is responsible for overseeing all legal and corporate governance matters across the group.
Chris has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, having served as the GC and company secretary at companies such as Royal London (the UK’s largest life and pensions mutual), Singer & Friedlander (acquired by Kaupthing), National Australia Bank, as well as in the corporate development team at Lloyd’s of London.
Immediately prior to joining FNZ, Chris held a number of senior GC positions at both the Co-op group (non-food division, including general insurance) and the Post Office Ltd, where, in addition to running the legal function, he had responsibility for the internal audit, risk, compliance and security functions.
He started his career in the UK in the corporate finance team at Norton Rose, a job which took him to parts of central and eastern Europe working on various M&A deals.
Chris has over 25 years’ experience leading the delivery of high profile strategic technology initiatives in a range of different businesses.
Chris has been with FNZ for 10 years, and in his role as CTO Chris has responsibility for all aspects of Technology across the FNZ Group, including Platform Technology Delivery, Software Engineering and Architecture, Technology Infrastructure, Security and Operations, and Research and Development.
Prior to joining FNZ, Chris was employed by AXA and was one of the leadership team responsible for delivering the AXA Wealth Management platform, Elevate, in the UK.
Chris has also held senior roles at Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, where he was the Programme Director for the project that launched the national lottery on the internet, mobile (SMS), and digital television interactive channels, and also at Barclays Bank and for IBM (UK).
Kate Bishop joined FNZ in September 2019 as Group Chief Human Resources Officer.
She has over 30 years’ experience in corporate Human Resources around the world, most recently as Chief Human Resources Officer for Pearson, a global FTSE 100 education technology company. She led major transformational change, aligning and implementing all the people and organisational aspects of the company’s strategic global shift from offline to digital.
Prior to Pearson she held HR leadership roles at Ceva Logistics, Dell and Nortel Networks and originally started her career outside of HR as a technologist.
She has experience in multiple sectors, across technology, education, supply chain and hospitality, and aligns business understanding and leadership with her deep specialist knowledge across all disciplines within HR.
Kate has been a world traveller throughout her career, accumulating significant global experience having lived and worked in Europe (London), Asia (Tokyo, Bangkok) and the Americas (Austin, Miami, Toronto).
Fabian joined FNZ in 2016 as Managing Director for Switzerland and is responsible for establishing the business in the region.
He brings with him over 18 years of experience within the financial technology sector.
Before joining FNZ, he held various senior positions within FIS (previously SunGard). He had business development responsibility for the capital markets collateral management solution, headed the retail core banking business based in Singapore and was responsible for the banking book risk management unit in EMEA.
Fabian is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen, from which he holds a M.A. in Finance and Capital Markets.
In addition to developing our relationships with existing clients and managing our new client engagements, Hugh works closely with Product & Technology to evolve our proposition to meet our clients’ ever changing needs.
Hugh’s 25 year career has always been in Financial Services. He joined FNZ in 2009.
Before FNZ, Hugh led EMEA sales operations at DST and before that his roles include building CCC Network Systems in North America from a start-up to a 400 strong $50m (USD) network appliance firm.
He holds an honours degree in Electronic Engineering, and in the little free time he has outside of FNZ and spending time with his wife and two daughters, Hugh can be found on the golf course, football pitch or ski slopes.
Matthew was appointed Managing Director, UK & South Africa in February 2019. He joined FNZ in December 2012 as Head of Institutional Product before going on to lead the Proposition team in 2014. Matthew is now responsible for all aspects of the UK Business including client relationships, sales, technology delivery, asset servicing & support.
Prior to joining FNZ, Matthew spent 7 years at Cofunds where he held a number of roles across Operations, IT and eventually as Head of Product for the Cofunds Institutional Service.
Before this, Matthew’s career also included roles at Sumitomo Trust and Banking, Citibank and UBS where he held multiple roles across Operations, IT and Treasury.
Edward James is CEO, FNZ Asset Management Infrastructure (AMI) having joined in March 2020. Within this role, he is responsible for leading the establishment and on-going development of FNZ’s AMI function worldwide.
Edward joined FNZ as an experienced financial services executive who has worked in a variety of roles over nearly 25 years in the sector. He brings significant expertise in the wealth and asset management sector having advised on all aspects of the business, compliance, product design/implementation and situation management.
Prior to joining FNZ, he ran his own consultancy firm helping companies address and cope with the challenges faced in the ever-evolving financial services industry. This focused on business development, fund and DFM establishment, business integration, Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) structuring, supplier negotiation and management.
Edward worked as Group Head of Operations at Octopus Investments and Product Director at Euroclear and his early career was spent at Gerrard Asset Management after training and progressing as an Investment Manager.
Kris Love was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in March 2019.
He is responsible for managing the Group's finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks and financial reporting.
He joined FNZ from BlackRock in 2012 and has since held senior Finance and Commercial positions.
Kris is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Finance and Economics.
Tim has over 15 years experience in the wealth management sector across Asia, Australia and New Zealand in a variety of leadership roles.
Tim joined FNZ in June 2015 to launch the FNZ business in Singapore and South East Asia and in 2019 was appointed to the role of CEO, APAC. He is responsible for all aspects of the APAC business including strategic growth in this region through local and global client management, targeted new client acquisition and entering new markets that align with FNZ’s regional and global strategy.
Prior to joining FNZ, Tim had 10 years with ANZ bank in Australia and Singapore where he held a diverse range of leadership positions including running several of ANZ’s Wealth Management Platform businesses.
Tim has qualifications in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney and now resides permanently in Singapore with his wife and young family.
Harle joined FNZ in February 2016 and is responsible for FNZ’s local operations in Hong Kong along with growing FNZ’s business across the North Asia region and FNZ emerging markets.
This includes responsibilities for targeted business growth through new strategic partnerships and client acquisition along with new market entry that aligns with FNZ’s global strategic growth plans.
With over 19 years based in Hong Kong and more than 26 years working across Asia, Harle has developed an in-depth knowledge of the Asian region.
Prior to joining FNZ, Harle had a 13 year career at Citi spanning a number of senior Leadership positions within Citi’s Transactional Banking Division. He also worked at State Street in Australia during the 90’s and held a Senior Advisory position with State Street Hong Kong in 2015. Previous to this, Harle had a number of roles across the finance industry in Sydney and London.
Harle studied in Canberra, Australia and now resides permanently in Hong Kong with his wife and 3 children.
Klaus joined FNZ in 2015 and is responsible for managing the business across the Nordics.
He has extensive international experience having worked in Finland, the UK, France and the Middle East.
Before joining FNZ, he was a Partner at PwC where he held various senior positions. He was Head of Tax Advisory and Corporate Finance in Finland and a senior member of the EMEA Tax Advisory Management Team.
At Nordea Bank, Klaus was a Partner within Corporate Finance, a senior member of the Nordic CF Management Team and was Head of the Corporate Restructuring Unit.
Klaus is a graduate of the Aalto University from where he holds MBA and BBA (Economics and Business Administration).
Len Sinclair is the Group Chief Risk Officer at FNZ and joined FNZ in May 2020.
He is responsible for all regulatory Risk & Compliance matters across the FNZ Group and for the management of the Risk and Compliance framework.
Len has over 30 years experience across the Financial Services sector as a Risk Management and Change leader. He has held senior executive roles at Barclays, where he was most recently Group Head of Operational Risk, and at RBS Group. Previously, Len has been a Partner in both the PWC LLP Transaction Services business, specialising in FS Merger/Acquisitions and at KPMG LLP in their FS Consulting practice. He has worked with a wide range of FS clients to deliver both strategic and operational change.
Len holds an Economics degree from Lancaster University and has professional qualifications in both banking and insurance.
Charlie is responsible for customers and sales in New Zealand, and for APAC Production Services (Asset Servicing, Production Support, Business Readiness and Tax).
Charlie started with FNZ in 2005 and has extensive experience across many areas of the business including managing projects within the Asset Servicing and Technology functions, as well as in Institutional Sales in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Charlie has also held posts within global Custodian Banks whilst in the United Kingdom, focussed on business divestment and acquisition projects. Charlie is based in Wellington and is passionate about fostering an innovative and healthy financial services sector for the benefit of all New Zealanders. Charlie is a Director of the Financial Services Council and member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Roland Whyte joined FNZ in October 2019 as Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. Within this role, Roland is responsible for FNZ’s group strategy, M&A, strategic investments and business development initiatives.
Roland is an experienced corporate strategist who has worked in a variety of global roles over nearly 20 years in the financial services sector. He joined FNZ from HSBC, where he was Global Head of Asset and Wealth Management.
Prior to HSBC, Roland spent five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers working primarily in their financial services corporate finance division.
He has advised major blue-chip financial services clients on corporate strategy, including strategic reviews, M&A, IPOs, financing and restructuring activities.