ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Solicitor, Policy - FMA - Auckland

  • Have the opportunity to be involved with an organisation that truly influences change.
  • Collaborative and supportive team, great organisation culture and work/life balance
  • Option to be based in either Wellington or Auckland
  • Senior Solicitor or Senior Adviser

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has established itself as an agency with a critical role in regulating capital markets and financial services in New Zealand and providing better outcomes for investors, consumers, professionals, businesses, and for the New Zealand economy.


Our General Counsel function enables and supports the FMA in promoting and facilitating the development of fair, efficient and transparent markets through the provision of holistic, pragmatic and high quality legal and policy advice required by the FMA to achieve its objectives, while also providing independent assurance that internal processes are operating effectively.


We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Solicitors or Senior Adviser to join our busy Policy team within the General Counsel function. You'll be delivering consistent and effective regulatory policy advice and expertise to ensure our development and application of regulatory policy (e.g. law reform review and advice, exemptions, guidance) reinforces our regulatory strategy and reputation as an agile, effective, proactive and respected organisation.


Tertiary qualified, you'll have a minimum of 8 years' experience in the financial services or public sector environment along with an excellent knowledge of laws and regulations relevant to the financial sector. You'll have experience gained in a law firm, public sector and/or corporate environment along with a proven ability to interact with stakeholders both within and outside of the FMA for the best outcomes. Your ability to take ownership and get the job done in a positive and outcome focused manner whilst remaining open to other relevant views and options will allow you to truly excel in this role.


The work we're involved in is as challenging as it is interesting. You'll be joining a team of experienced professionals who love what they do and an organisation with a strong commitment to wellness and life/work balance.


We are open to applications from exceptional candidates with a range of experience and a particular interest in good regulatory systems, and the regulation of financial services in New Zealand. The candidate providing the most effective team fit will be considered in light of all other candidates and how they can complement existing team members. If this sounds like you, click here to apply now! For further information or confidential enquires you can contact Margaret Goldfinch on (09) 300 0491.

Applications close 17th of January 2020.


Please note that your queries will not be answered until the week of January 6th 2020.

The Financial Markets Authority is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture where all employees have the opportunity to reach their potential. We recognise that our continued success is dependent on the performance and ability of our employees.