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 is based in Wellington and works in a number of governance and advisory roles across young businesses bringing new digital opportunities to market. She is also currently on the board of Commonledger, Patternsnap, Angel HQ and a member of the Strategic Advisory board of Hatch.

Terese has over twenty years’ experience in the payments industry bringing new products and services to market.

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.

Geoff Dangerfield, Independent

Geoff Dangerfield works in governance and advisory roles in the public and private sectors. He is Executive Chair of the New Zealand Festival, Chair of the Working Group on the Reinstatement of the Christchurch Cathedral, and Chair of the Major Outsources Board for the Department of Corrections.

His former public sector roles included CEO of the NZ Transport Agency, CEO of the Ministry of Economic Development and Deputy Secretary to the Treasury where he had the responsibility for the NZ Debt Management Office.

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.

Chris Bransgrove, BNZ

Chris is the Head of Compliance and Payments Industry within the BNZ Product team.  Chris has over 30 years specialist payments, clearing and settlement knowledge and experience in the banking industry.  He is an active contributor to the future direction of payments at BNZ and in the industry through Payments NZ such as the Paper, Bulk Electronic, and High Value Clearing Systems, and the Payments Direction forum, including the API Centre.

John Evans, TSB

John is based in Taranaki and has over 30 years' experience in technology delivery and payments technology. He has led industry projects and has held a variety of roles within different participants in the payments industry. As part of TSB he leads the technology team delivering customer centric technology to TSB’s customers.

Within the community, John works in both a leadership and operational role with a variety of Taranaki volunteer emergency service organisations. John has Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Studies degrees from Massey University.

Matt Haigh, Westpac

Matt is based in Auckland and is Chapter Lead of Open Banking at Westpac New Zealand Limited. Matt has had various roles founding, leading and governing innovation in both professional and financial services. He particularly enjoys working with clients and within organisations to build new data services. He has practical experience of working at the interface between new technology, commercial process, service design and policy. Matt holds Masters degrees in Chemistry, Computing and Business Administration.

Allister Hunter, Merco

Alister is a Payment System Professional having worked in the industry since 1978. He is currently Chairman of Merco Limited having previously served as Head of Payments of a major bank and founding CEO of New Zealand's inter-bank payments clearinghouse.

He specialises in all facets of payments including large systems (system integrity, reconciliation and cash management), industry systems (clearinghouse, interbank rules and regulation) and retail payment systems (bank and commercial applications). Since 2009 his focus has been on-line real-time account-based internet-enabled payments via API.

Conrad Morgan, Paymark

Conrad is currently the Chief Information Officer at Paymark/Ingenico. Conrad has over 17 years’ experience in the technology industry, working in the banking, security, accounting and telco sectors. Conrad is excited about building future payment rails and the evolution of new systems such as digital identity and IoT for NZ.

Darryl Roots, Datacom

Darryl is Datacom’s Business Manager for Payments & Messaging and is responsible for the development and delivery of those services to Datacom customers. He has a software sales & product development background and has been involved in the payments space for the last 25 years or so.

Matt Cavin, Mastercard

As Director of Product, Matt oversees Mastercard’s Open Banking and Buy Now Pay Later solutions in Australia and New Zealand.  Matt was previously Strategy Engagement Manager with Monitor Deloitte (NZ and US), Programme Manager with Techstars startup accelerator, Venture Associate with Hyde Park Venture Partners, and National Sales Executive for a successful PE-backed SaaS startup.

Matt holds a full time MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations on venture finance & entrepreneurship.  He holds two degrees from Valparaiso University, liberal arts honours scholar designationo, and a certificate from Zhejiang University.

Tony Guy, SalectNZ

Tony is the Managing Director of Technology Holdings Ltd and heads the Eftpos Specialists group of companies. SalectNZ is a subsidiary developing a system for ordering and paying for goods and services using a mobile device.

He has been in the payments industry for 20 years. He holds a Post Grad diploma in Bus and Admin from Massey University.

Daniel Karehana, BlinkPay NZ

Daniel, who is of Ngaite Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Paoa descent is the CEO and founder of BlinkPay NZ. He has extensive experience in establishing and successfully running fintech businesses following a successful career in the New Zealand financial services sector.

In 2008, Daniel established New Zealand’s second largest tax pooling platform business, ETX Limited. He successfully exited in 2016 having processed more than $5Bn in tax payments and saving millions in interest and payments costs for many of New Zealand's largest corporates.

Daniel is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in corporate tax working primarily in the fiancial services sector for some of New Zealand's largest insurers, banks and fund managers. Daniel has also worked extensively in the Iwi sector and was formally the CEO of the commercial arm of Ngāti Paoa. He continues to take a strong interest in Maori Development as well as intiatives that support at risk and low income families.