NZX hires new operations head
Securities market operator NZX has tapped Mandy Simpson as its new head of operations, marking the firm's third high level reshuffle in under a month.
Simpson will replace Simon Smith, who is stepping down from the head of market services role as of December, having spent eight years with the firm across a number of roles.
The announcement comes just weeks after NZX named former Minster of Commerce Simon Power and 2015 Cricket World Cup head Therese Walsh to its board, and saw Sky City Entertainment chairman Chris Moller depart. It also named director James Miller to the newly created position of deputy chairman.
Ten days before the Power and Walsh appointments, NZX hired Bevan Miller as its chief financial officer role, a role created by recently appointed chief executive Tim Bennett. Miller had previously served in same capacity at private hospital operator Acurity Health.
Simpson, who joins the firm in November, comes from IT services company Fronde, where she is head of finance and general manager of technology solutions. Before Fronde she held a number of finance and operational roles in New Zealand and the UK, including several years in the Regulatory News Service at the London Stock Exchange.
"I'm looking forward to having Mandy join NZX and working with her to broaden the range of services we offer our listed companies," Bennett said.
NZX shares closed at $1.15 yesterday, and have gained about 8 per cent over the past 12-months.
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