Kenneth Johnston QC
Kenneth is a Wellington barrister and past National Managing Partner of one of New Zealand’s large national law firms. Since commencing practice as a barrister in 1997, Kenneth has specialised in commercial litigation, but is also regularly engaged in more general civil litigation, and as an arbitrator and mediator.
Kenneth is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, the New Zealand Bar Association, the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, and a member of LEADR’s Advanced Mediation Panel.
Raewyn Fox has been the CEO of the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services Inc. since 1999. Raewyn has worked in budget advice for 20 years, starting as Manager of the Porirua Budget Service. She has held numerous Governance roles in the community sector, and governance roles including Foundation Member of Community Trust of Wellington, Consumer Representative on the ISO Board and membership of the Task Force on Regulation of Financial Intermediaries.
Mary Holm writes a personal finance Q&A column in the Weekend Herald, presents a financial segment on RNZ, and is a best-selling author and seminar presenter on personal finance. Mary is also a director of the Financial Markets Authority. She holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. Mary has been the business editor of the Auckland Sun and Auckland Star, and a member of the Capital Markets Development Task Force and the Savings Working Group.
Gary has been CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand since 2006. Prior to this he worked in insurance for 30 years mainly in insurance broking with local and international companies where he had experience as a broker/adviser, CEO, Director and shareholder. Since 2009 Gary has been a member of the Code Committee for Financial Advisers and is currently a Director of IBANZ College an NZQA accredited PTE within financial services.
Roger J Kerr
Roger Kerr is a Consultant to PwC New Zealand in its treasury advisory division. He is also a director of Pie Funds Management Ltd. Roger was formerly a director and one-third shareholder in Asia-Pacific Risk Management Limited and has over 30 years’ merchant and investment banking experience in financial and investment markets. Roger is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading professional advisers and commentators on local and international financial markets, the New Zealand economy and corporate treasury management
Roger was a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Provident Fund from June 2003 to May 2012 and was Board Chairman of charitable trust service provider and fund manager Trust Investments Management Ltd from 2004 until October 2012.