ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Associate Director, Policy & Legal Counsel - New Zealand Bankers Association - Wellington

The New Zealand Bankers' Association (NZBA) is the voice of the banking industry in New Zealand. We provide a forum for member banks to work together on non-competitive industry issues and are responsible for promoting policy outcomes which contribute to a safe and successful banking system that benefits New Zealanders and the New Zealand economy.


We currently have a unique opportunity for an Associate Director – Policy and Legal Counsel to become an integral part of our team, based in the Wellington office. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive and General Counsel, the main purpose of this role is to assist in positioning NZBA as a key influencer in the New Zealand financial services landscape. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Stakeholder management: Establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and industry representatives
  • Advocacy: Help position NZBA as a key influencer for the industry 
  •  Analysis and advice: Provide insightful policy analysis and contribute to the development of NZBA’s regulatory and policy positions 


The successful applicant will be a lawyer with at least 2 years’ experience, strong advocacy skills and relevant experience in a legal or regulatory role. 


This position requires someone with excellent relationship management skills, who is a competent and confident written and verbal communicator. 


This is a unique opportunity to be an advocate for the New Zealand banking industry and drive strong relationships with policy makers. If you have what it takes to take on this challenging and highly rewarding position then please submit your application and cv to [email protected]. Applications close on 25 January 2021.