Katrina Shanks

Katrina Shanks

Chief Executive Officer, Financial Advice NZ

Katrina has spent much of her career in financial services. A Chartered Accountant by trade, Katrina started her career in Audit, spent time at Newton Fund Management in London and then joined Westpac Trust. She has owned her own small accountancy business for seven years, after which she was the Financial Controller for the National Party.

Katrina has a deep understanding of the legislative process and how to influence policy development, drawn from her experience as a two-term Member of Parliament. During that time, she chaired Select Committees and was a member of the Commerce Select Committee during the significant legislative changes in the financial services sector.

Katrina has considerable experience leading membership bodies, working with regulatory change, creating public awareness and has developed a learning academy. In addition to this she has managed the significant Funeral Trust.

Katrina has been the CEO of Financial Advice NZ for three years and is extremely excited about the opportunities for the sector and influencing more New Zealanders seeking quality financial advice to increase their financial health, wealth and wellbeing.