Karen Scott-Howman

p. +64 4 802 3358
e. karen.scott-howman@nzba.org.nz 

Karen leads the organisation’s commitment to advocate for good quality regulation for the industry to ensure we continue to maintain a world-class banking system that benefits New Zealanders and the New Zealand economy.

Karen brings over fifteen years’ professional experience from both private and public sector senior roles. Most recently, she held the position of Chief Executive at the Broadcasting Standards Authority. She has extensive experience as an advocate on legal, regulatory and policy issues affecting the banking industry from her previously held positions as Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Advocacy at NZBA, and as Regulatory Director when she first joined the NZBA in 2009.

Karen also has broad commercial, public and media law experience and a deep understanding of policy development, administrative and regulatory processes. She was a commercial lawyer at Chapman Tripp in Wellington, and has worked in leading law firms in Australia and Canada. Karen holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Victoria University of Wellington.