Jane Diplock

BA 1973, DipEd 1975, LLB 1978

Following her graduation from the University of Sydney, Jane worked as a policy maker and a lawyer and she was the first woman to be elected as the chairman of the International Organisation of Securities Commission. In this role Jane is responsible for strengthening confidence in New Zealand's capital markets locally and overseas and for implementing the organisation's principles as standards for securities regulators worldwide, along with cross-border enforcement of securities law.

In addition to a highly successful professional career in the financial industry, Jane has made a name for herself in the voluntary sector through her extensive work in a range of organisations in the health, education, social justice and cultural fields. Jane is a strong advocate of women in business, and firmly believes that women should advance in the business world through merit and achievement.

Jane is qualified as a barrister and solicitor of ACT Supreme Court and High Court of Australia; a barrister of New South Wales Supreme Court; a fellow of Institute of Public Administration Australia; and Chevening fellow at London School of Economics.

She was appointed chairman of NZ Securities Commission 2001 for five-year term, and has held positions as National Director Infrastructure and Strategic Planning and New South Wales regional commissioner with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; Director-general of the Department of Training and Education Coordination; and Managing Director of NSW Technical and Further Education Commission. She was also with Westpac for six years commencing in 1988.

Jane and her husband now live in New Zealand.