Director, Financial Operations and Head of New Zealand Debt Management Office
Sarah is responsible for the activities of the New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO). As Director, Financial Operations, Sarah is also responsible for the New Zealand Export Credit Office. Sarah’s background is predominantly in financial markets at BNZ and DFC New Zealand, having held senior roles in derivatives trading, treasury information and technology, and business delivery. Sarah has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in accounting and finance from Victoria University of Wellington and London School of Economics.
Acting Head of Portfolio Management
Matthew joined the Treasury in 2007 and is currently Acting Head of Portfolio Management. He has significant experience in the management of foreign exchange and interest rate risk and is actively involved overseeing NZDMO's liquidity, market risk, and funding portfolios. Matthew holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland where he studied Finance and Economics.
Acting Head of Risk Policy and Balance Sheet
Matthew is the acting Head of NZDMO Risk Policy and Balance Sheet at the New Zealand Treasury. His role is focused on managing the rating agency relationships along with developing the risk management framework for the Crown’s balance sheet and leading the work programme on the Treasury’s 2018 Investment Statement. In addition, he provides advice to the NZDMO on risk management policy and operations.
Head of Accounting and Transactional Services
Charles joined the Treasury in 2016 and is responsible for NZDMO’s accounting and settlements functions. Charles has a background in the financial services sector, having held senior finance and operational roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining NZDMO Charles was Head of Finance Institutional, New Zealand, for ANZ. Charles graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies and is a Chartered Accountant.
Head of Business Information
Daniel has responsibility for the delivery and operation of the technology systems used within the NZDMO. Daniel joined the Treasury in March 2014. He has a background in software development and delivery, specialising in financial markets trading, risk management and accounting systems. Daniel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington. He has also studied applied finance and is a certified Agile Coach and Scrum Master.