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Hobson Leavy Recruits CEO for Financial Markets Authority 

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October 6, 2021 – New Zealand executive search firm Hobson Leavy has placed Samantha Barrass as chief executive officer for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), a regulatory government agency in New Zealand. Ms. Barrass will assume her new role in January, subject to COVID-19 concerns.

The FMA’s current CEO, Rob Everett, steps down at the end of October. FMA general counsel Liam Mason will be acting chief executive during the months prior to Ms. Barrass’ arrival.

FMA chair Mark Todd said Ms. Barrass has a strong New Zealand connection and brings deep international regulatory experience and leadership skills to the role. “Ms. Barrass has had a very successful career to date, operating in a number of complex and challenging environments,” he said. “Her knowledge and experience of the insurance and banking industries will be particularly relevant for the increased role the FMA is to play in those areas.” Ms. Barrass has…

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