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.

Sophie Haslem, Independent

Bio to come. 

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.

Peter Corin, TSB Bank

Peter is the Head of Technology Solutions at TSB based in New Plymouth. He looks after Architecture, Strategy and Governance. He has a decade working within financial services and a range of other industries prior to that including local government, FMCG and consulting.

Jonathan Dale, BNZ

Bio to come.

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.

Julia Nicol, Worldline NZ

Julia is the Head of Public Affairs at Paymark. She has over 15 years' experience in payments, both in New Zealand and overseas, partnered with a legal background in regulatory, competition, privacy and commercial law. Julia actively engages and participates in regulatory processes and industry initiatives, including Payments NZ’s API Centre working groups and the Payments Direction forum. Julia is an advocate for local innovation and increased competition in payments and is looking forward to seeing more API-based payment options being made available to consumers and merchants.

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. www.linkedin.com/in/tgroark/ 

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.