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Fiona Mackenzie

Head of Direct Wealth

Fiona Mackenzie purchased her first shares at the age of 15 and believes anyone can invest for themselves, provided they have access to the right information and digital tools. That's why she’s excited to lead Direct, with a mission to empower Kiwi investors to take charge of their financial future through self-directed investments and innovative digital platforms.

Before joining Jarden, Fiona was Head of External Investments and Partnerships at the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation fund, overseeing a $6 billion portfolio and chairing the investment committee.

She was Head of Traded Products, and later Head of Markets at NZX from 2009 to 2011. She previously held roles in Morgan Stanley’s institutional equities sales division in New York and San Francisco; and worked in e-commerce product development at Credit Suisse.

Fiona holds an MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business (New York) and a BCom (Accounting)/LLB from the University of Otago. She is a trustee for the Outward Bound Foundation and a board member for Ascot Radiology. She still loves to travel, these days accompanied by her two children, who she has already introduced to the power of investing via their Kiwisaver funds.