Jane Diplock

Finance policy expert, barrister

After leaving the Women's College in 1977, Diplock worked as a policy maker and a lawyer and she was recently the first woman to be elected as the chairman of the International Organisation of Securities Commission. In this role Jane is responsible for strengthening confidence in New Zealand's capital markets locally and overseas and for implementing the organisation's principles as standards for securities regulators worldwide, along with cross-border enforcement of securities law.

Jane and her husband now own property in New Zealand and in New South Wales but they live permanently in New Zealand. In addition to a highly successful professional career in the financial industry, Jane has made a name for herself in the voluntary sector through her extensive work in a range of organisations in the health, education, social justice and cultural fields. Jane is a strong advocate of women in business, and firmly believes that women should advance in the business world through merit and achievement.

Professional qualifications: Barrister and solicitor of ACT Supreme Court and High Court of Australia; barrister of New South Wales Supreme Court; fellow of Institute of Public Administration Australia; Chevening fellow at London School of Economics.

Work history: Elected chairman of executive committee of International Organisation of Securities Committees May, 2004. Appointed chairman of NZ Securities Commission 2001 for five-year term. National director Infrastructure and Strategic Planning and New South Wales regional commissioner with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Director-general of the Department of Training and Education Coordination.  Managing director of NSW Technical and Further Education Commission. With Westpac for six years, starting 1988.

 

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