Media statement

John Park appointed Head of the Public Private Partnerships programme

I am pleased to announce that John Park has been appointed Head of the Public Private Partnerships (PPP) programme at the Treasury.

John will formally take up his new role on 1 April 2013.  This is an exciting time for the PPP programme with strong interest and support across the government and private sectors.  The PPP model will continue to evolve, but will retain its strong outcomes focus, consistent with Treasury’s wider focus on improved public sector performance.  I am looking forward to taking the programme forward with John and the PPP team.  I am also very pleased that Fiona Mules, the architect of the programme to date, will continue her involvement with this sector as an advisor to PPP projects.

John brings to this role over 30 years experience in the banking and finance sector, across a wide range of disciplines.  His experience spans domestic and offshore markets and senior management roles in funding, trading, investment and lending businesses.  He joined Treasury in March 2009 to manage the Deposit Guarantee Scheme (introduced in 2008). In that role he led Treasury’s response to the failure of South Canterbury Finance and more recently was closely involved in managing the Government’s support package for AMI Insurance, including the subsequent sale of AMI’s insurance business to IAG and the establishment of Southern Response Earthquake Services to manage the residual earthquake liabilities.

Before joining Treasury, John spent 5 years consulting to a range of financial institutions and prior to that, he worked for the National Bank of New Zealand where he held a range of senior roles within the Bank.

Richard Forgan
Deputy Secretary, The Treasury


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