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Meet our graduates and interns

Bella Di Mattina-Beven
I was born in Pōneke/Wellington but also grew up in Sydney. I studied in Canberra at the ANU, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (History) and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. I returned to Poneke to join the Reserve Bank’s Graduate Programme. I started out in Financial Stability’s Enforcement department, but I’m now trying my hand at policy in Money Group’s Money and Cash Policy team. 
Bella Di Mattina-Beven
I love that my coworkers in each placement have trusted and supported me in my work, suggesting and facilitating new opportunities for me to learn and grow. I’m constantly learning from the knowledge and generosity of those around me.
Rachael Grant

Hi I’m Rachael and I am spending my first rotation in the new Enforcement department. I’m originally from sunny Hawke’s Bay, Napier, but I studied at Otago University for my Bachelors in Commerce (Economics major), Bachelors in Law and my Masters in Economics. My role in Enforcement involves three main work streams:

(1) Cases – for example if a bank is breaching the law, it may get referred to us and we make recommendations as to what enforcement action should be taken

Rachael Grant

(2) working on building the enforcement framework

(3) Boundary issues – for example, if someone wants to name their company using a restricted word (like ‘bank’) we get to evaluate whether this will cause a risk/mislead the public.

All in all, the Reserve Bank is a great place to be; everyone is very friendly and happy to help, which makes working here very enjoyable, and the new coffee machine helps too!

Jeremy Flett

I grew up in Christchurch and studied at the University of Canterbury. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance, then completed a Master of Applied Finance and Economics with distinction. I work in Financial Markets as a graduate analyst in the Balance Sheet Design team. 

Jeremy Flett

The Balance Sheet Design team designs the frameworks for the Reserve Bank’s balance sheet and provides an implementation strategy to ensure we can meet our policy and investment objectives in domestic and foreign markets.

Our team collaborates closely with Portfolio Management and Market Intelligence teams on numerous pieces of work. I enjoy being involved in complex and interesting pieces of work relating to the balance sheet, like the alternative monetary policy tools. It has been great to get the opportunity to move to a new city, Auckland, and to be part of a very welcoming team here at the Reserve Bank!

Rennae Cherry 
I'm Rennae Cherry, and I come from a small town in the Waikato region. After completing a Bachelor of Business (Economics) and a Bachelor of Arts (Social Policy), I earned an Honours degree in Economics. In 2022, I joined the Policy Research and Development team at Te Putea Matua as a graduate analyst. The best aspect of working for the Reserve Bank is the work-life balance, supportive work environment, and engaging work that has a real impact on New Zealanders. 
Rennae Cherry 
Melanie Quigg
I am in the Banking and Insurance team, within the Supervision department. I’m originally from Te Whanganui-a-Tara, but grew up overseas in Hong Kong and India. I moved to Tamaki Makaurau to attend the University of Auckland, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Politics, International Relations and French.

Melanie Quigg
I thoroughly enjoy working at the Reserve Bank, being able to assist with kaitiaki commitments to the sector, and being exposed to a wide range of activities and a breadth of knowledge within the Supervision department and also across the organisation. It makes every day uniquely different, and you get to meet some incredible people and hear about the projects they’re working on to make a tangible difference in Aotearoa.