Our board

FSCL is governed by a board of directors. The Board’s main responsibility is to ensure the CEO’s and FSCL’s independence. The Board also monitors the operations, approves the budget, and oversees FSCL’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Jane Meares

Board Chair

Jane Meares

Jane Meares is a barrister at Clifton Chambers where she is involved in a broad range of public sector and commercial advisory work, working with in-house legal teams, firms of solicitors and overseas clients. Jane is also the Chief Commissioner for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission and Deputy Chair of the Electoral Commission.

Prior to joining Clifton Chambers, Jane was the chief legal adviser at the New Zealand Treasury. She has undertaken a number of independent enquiries and reviews for government departments, provides advice on commercial matters, and assists entities in the development and interpretation of legislation.

In addition to the Transport Accident Investigation Commission, Jane holds a number of governance roles including a director of ECNZ, an independent member of one commercial advisory board for the Department of Corrections, chair of the Ballet Foundation of New Zealand Trust and a trustee of the UNICEF Children’s Foundation

Tuhi Leef 

Tuhi Leef

Consumer Representative

Tuhi hails from the north (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua) and is currently the CEO of the Genesis Youth Trust. He is also a Board Member for Workbridge, the largest NZ employment agency for people with a disability, injury or illness and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Tuhi has several years’ governance experience and attained his Post Graduate Certificate in governance with Waikato University.

 Over the last five years Tuhi has used his strong financial services background to help several hundred Māori, Pasifika and NZ whānau improve their financial literacy; mainly assisting families with budgeting, savings and debt reduction plans.

Mary Holm ONZM 

Mary Holm - FSCL Board

Consumer Representative

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 was also a founding 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. Mary was awarded an ONZM in June 2020 to recognise her service to financial literacy education in New Zealand.

Liesl Knox 

Industry RepresentativeLiesl Knox

Liesl is currently Corporate Counsel at Avanti Finance Limited and heads both the Legal & Compliance and People & Capability Teams.  

Liesl is a New Zealand qualified lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in financial services; including banking, consumer credit, insurance, and advisory sectors both in New Zealand and in the UK.  Liesl has built up a reputation of providing practical, commercial legal advice to help businesses provide excellent, compliant products for consumers of today.  

More recently Liesl’s experience has expanded into risk, operations and people reflecting her understanding of the needs of financial services businesses to deliver to the regulatory framework within which they operate. 

Roger J Kerr 

Industry Representative

Roger J Kerr - FSCL Board

Roger has over 35 years’ merchant and investment banking experience in New Zealand's 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. He was a Director/Shareholder of Asia-Pacific Risk Management Ltd from 1998 to 2012 and a Partner and Contractor at PwC New Zealand (Treasury Advisory) from 2012 to June 2018. 

Roger is currently executive Chair of Barrington Treasury Services NZ Ltd, a director of Pie Funds Limited, ETOS Limited, Hedgebook Limited and Forli Partners Limited,

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.