Steve Gordon heads the new Payment Services Department, which is responsible for the leadership of the commercially-focused NZ Central Securities Depository Limited as well as New Zealand’s Exchange Settlement Account System which allows individual transactions between financial institutions to be settled electronically. Prior to this, he led the currency function for the Reserve Bank overseeing transformative, future-focussed currency projects, and before this he led the Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Legal Counsel functions. The Reserve Bank received both national and international awards for Enterprise Risk Management as part of the risk transformation he oversaw at the Bank.
Steve has previously served in commercial banking roles at Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) and was both Head of Audit and Head of Risk for Business Support at BNZ. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University and is a Chartered Accountant.