RBNZ announces resignation of assistant governor

Interim leader also announced

RBNZ announces resignation of assistant governor

The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) has announced the resignation of Juliet Tainui-Hernandez (pictured above), assistant governor and general manager of transformation, innovation, people, and culture.

Set to leave her position at the end of April, Tainui-Hernandez is departing to concentrate on her governance career.

Leadership and contributions

Since joining the central bank in 2020, Tainui-Hernandez has been instrumental in leading the RBNZ’s people, culture, and change initiatives.

RBNZ governor Adrian Orr praised her leadership and vision, highlighting her role as a champion for the organization’s Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti work, as well as her efforts in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“She leaves with our very best wishes,” Orr said in a media release, acknowledging her significant contributions to the bank.

Interim leadership changes

In anticipation of Tainui-Hernandez's departure, John McDermott, currently the assistant governor and general manager of digital solutions and security, will serve as acting assistant governor and general manager.

During this interim period, John Baddiley will step into McDermott’s role to ensure continuity in the digital solutions and security division.

Access this link for more information about RBNZ’s executive leadership team.

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