• FNZ appoints Jeremy Graham as its new CEO for New Zealand, and Aroha Steele as the country’s new COO.

  • Jeremy and Aroha joined FNZ in 2007 and 2018 respectively, previously holding leadership roles across the business with a proven track record of successful delivery.

  • These appointments underscore FNZ’s commitment to New Zealand as a strategically significant market, while continuing to promote regional talent within the business.

  • FNZ was founded in Wellington in 2003 and has grown to become one of the world’s largest wealth management platforms, operating in over 30 global locations.

9 April 2024, Wellington: FNZ, the global wealth management platform, is delighted to announce that Jeremy Graham has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand, and Aroha Steele has been appointed as the country’s Chief Operating Officer.

Jeremy brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of FNZ, having joined the business in 2007. Most recently, Jeremy was Global Head of Talent, championing Talent Acquisition and Development across all FNZ offices worldwide.

Between 2014 and 2021, he drove the growth of the FNZ’s software engineering capabilities, overseeing teams that have delivered multiple platforms across both European and Asia Pacific markets.

Jeremy takes on the role from interim New Zealand CEO Scott Webster, who will continue in his role as CEO, FNZ Securities, where he will focus on further strengthening FNZ’s global, end-to-end wealth management platform which integrates modern technology with business and investment operations.

Aroha joined FNZ in 2018 and has held multiple leadership roles across the business including Head of Production Support APAC and Head of Solution Centre Australia/New Zealand. Under her leadership, several significant operational initiatives have been successfully introduced as part of platform enhancement, implementation and migration.

Since its foundation in Wellington, New Zealand in 2003, FNZ has grown to become one of the largest wealth management platforms in the world. From 2018 to 2023, it has grown assets under administration over seven-fold from NZD $350 billion to over NZD $2.5 trillion and employs around 5,000 people globally. Today, FNZ partners with over 650 financial institutions and 12,000 wealth managers.

In New Zealand, FNZ has continued to expand its footprint and now employs around 500 people across offices in Wellington and Auckland. The company also recently launched an accreditation program, known as the FNZ Academy, for graduates and colleagues in technical and delivery roles in the region.

Adrian Durham, Group CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jeremy and Aroha into our New Zealand leadership team.”

Having contributed to the growth of FNZ over the past seventeen years, Jeremy’s deep knowledge of the business and demonstrable success in building high-performing teams makes him an ideal fit as we continue to deliver transformative solutions for our customers. Aroha has a similarly impressive record of delivery and is well placed to drive execution in this important market for FNZ.

Commenting on his appointment, Jeremy Graham said: “I am delighted to be taking on this role at such an important point in our journey. I’m looking forward to working alongside the dedicated individuals who have helped shape the success of our New Zealand business and I’m confident that we can deliver even more for our current and future customers going forward.”

Commenting on her appointment, Aroha Steele said: “The teams in New Zealand are perfectly placed to continue to bring FNZ's global capabilities to the NZ market with a series of platform upgrades planned for 2024. I’m very optimistic about the further success that can be achieved as I support our operational teams to be the most agile and customer-focused in the market.”

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