The API Council is made up of:

  • three independent members, including the Chair;
  • up to six registered API Provider Standards Users; and
  • up to six registered Third Party Standards Users.

Terese Tunnicliffe, Independent Chair

Terese has over 25 years' experience in the payments industry leading payments businesses within banking. In the last 8 years, Terese has worked in a number of governance and advisory roles across young businesses bringing new digital opportunities to market as well as her role as the Independent Chair of the API Council.

Jessica Venning-Bryan, Independent

Jessica has spent two decades advising executive teams and boards on how to engage consumers with new technologies, projects and brands. From beer to electricity, voting systems to software, she’s delivered projects in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the UK. She was part of the founding team at disruptive electricity retailer Flick Electric Co., successfully exiting to Z Energy in 2018, and is currently Global Vice President of Client Success for energy software company Flux Federation. Jessica is also the Founder and Managing Trustee of Cultivate Mentoring Lab, a not-for-profit that partners women with experienced mentors to help them grow their confidence and progress equally at work. She has served on the Board of PledgeMe, New Zealand’s first crowdfunding platform, the National Council of Women, and as a mentor with start-up accelerator Creative HQ.

Sophie Haslem, Independent

Sophie is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors with over a decade of governance experience. She has a BCom and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from The University of Melbourne. Over her executive career, Sophie has worked with a diverse range of companies across New Zealand and Australia developing extensive M&A, innovation and growth strategy experience.

Andrew Dodd, ASB

Andrew Dodd is the Head of payments strategy and industry collaboration at ASB. He has more than 35 years banking industry experience. His current role includes responsibility for working with partners to investigate the use of new technologies and business models in payments.

Angela Woodford, Kiwibank

Angela is Senior Product Manager at Kiwibank Limited. She has more than 20 years of banking experience specialising in payments, and 11 years’ experience in life insurance. Angela is a current member of the Payments NZ Bulk Electronic Clearing System management committee.

A graduate from Massey University, Angela has a Bachelor of Business Studies and is an Associate member of the Insurance Institute of NZ.

Brian Bonar, ANZ

Brian is a seasoned payments industry leader with in-depth chair, board and committee experience. Strategic collaborator across payments, regulatory and fintech domains. Builder of effective relationships and driving change at a country level, for the benefit of all. Brian is currently Head of Payments Industry & Risk at ANZ, Chairman of New Zealand's SWIFT National Member & User Groups and Chair of CLS NZ Dollar Treasurers Working Group.

Brian is also ANZ’s Shareholder & Management Committee representative at Payments NZ and ANZ’s payments relationship lead with Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Previously Brian has also held executive roles with NZ Bankers’ Association and Interchange & Settlement Ltd.

Richard Dalby, Westpac

Richard is based in Auckland where he is a Product Chapter Lead in the Business Experience Hub heading a Product team focused on delivering wholesale banking payment solutions. He is highly engaged in Westpac’s Open Banking agenda, strategic partnering and eCommerce opportunities within Westpac’s Business Experience Hub. His primary industry background and big4 accounting experience in New Zealand was followed by over 24 years in Europe in various financial analyst, project and programme management roles in large, global banking organisations. Prior to his return to New Zealand in 2015, he held senior roles within Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Bank, based in Frankfurt - managing large teams spread across Europe, Asia and the US. Richard has a commerce degree and postgraduate diploma from Lincoln University, NZ.

Jonathan Dale, BNZ

Bio to come.

Josh Daniell, Akahu Technologies Limited

Josh Daniell is CEO of Akahu. Akahu is an open finance intermediary for New Zealand, providing account connectivity to a wide range of products.

Josh previously co-founded Snowball Effect, and worked at WeWork and Bell Gully.

Tina Groark, Middleware NZ

Tina is the Open Banking Practice Lead for The Middleware Group, including Middleware NZ and Glueware. She is passionate about building an effective ecosystem for Open Banking and Digital Identity for New Zealand and has been actively involved in assisting the New Zealand and Australian banking industries in their Open Banking and Consumer Data Right implementations. Tina has a background in technology consulting and business strategy development, as well as nurturing and guiding startups to reach their potential.

Ashley Lake-Johns, Qippay Ltd

Ashley has worked for a number of technology and financial companies in Australia and New Zealand, gaining experience in sales, account management, team building, trading, payments, and product development. Having first-hand in finance and technology,  Ashley is now committed to seeing fintech and open banking play a larger role in creating financial inclusion.

Riaz Nasrabadi, Visa Worldwide PTE Limited

Riaz Nasrabadi is Visa’s Head of Data, Risk and Open Data solutions for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. His responsibilities include oversight of Visa’s risk and data solutions as well as expanding Visa’s role in the open data and open banking space. He has been critical in developing and executing Visa’s open data strategy in Australia and New Zealand, including working with financial industry and fintech partners as well as providing Visa’s view points to regulators and government entities.

Prior to this, he was Visa’s Head of Products and Solutions for New Zealand and South Pacific, focusing on collaborating with Visa’s clients to transform their payments business in the ever-changing digital world. He was responsible for the support of Visa’s core products and the rollout of Visa’s digital capabilities in these markets, including the adoption of digital wallets, tokenisation and the expansion of contactless payments.

Riaz has held a number of positions at Visa in Sydney, Singapore and now in Auckland, over a 15 year period, ranging from client support to project management and senior product management. He has over 20 years’ experience in the cards and payments business including a number of years consulting to leading banks in Australia and New Zealand.

Adrian Smith (Ngāpuhi & Ngāti Hine), BlinkPay

Adrian is a fintech co-founder with a passion for helping kiwis be better off through better tech. With extensive financial services experience gained from doing big bank transformation in the UK for over 14 years, he has garnered a deep understanding of global financial trends and emerging technologies. As the Chief Product Officer of the Māori fintech BlinkPay, Adrian leverages his international experience to design and develop innovative payment solutions that bridge the gap between technological advancements and consumer needs.

Brenton Charnley, Mastercard

Bio to come.