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Experience & Qualifications

- LLB, University of Auckland (1992)

- Bbus (Int.Bus), Queensland
  University of Technology (1994)

- MSc (Globalisation and
Development) University of
London, SAS (2009)

- Solicitor of the Supreme Courts: of

   England and Wales (2005), N.S.W

  (1997); Australian Capital Territory

  (1996); New Zealand (1993)



Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

- Board member of Te Arawa Federation of Māori Authorities

Peter Rice

Peter Rice is the founder of Clearpoint.  He has a background in structured finance (buy and sell side), debt capital markets and derivatives, with over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer and banker.


Peter also advises on economic and financial sector regulations with a focus on industrial strategy. 


Peter is a Non-executive Director of Te Arawa Fisheries group of companies (NZ) and a technical advisor to the Ngā Iwi i te Rohe o Te Waiariki aquaculture development programme (NZ).

He worked at Mitsubishi Corporation Finance plc (London) as General Counsel and Investment Committee member covering treasury (debt and repo funding for EMEA intra-group lending). Peter was part of the alternative investments team covering ABS, RMBS, CMBS, CLOs and fund investments and responsible for the structural and legal analysis.  


He has particular experience in dispute and litigation management in connection with debt and structured finance products and derivatives with a successful record in achieving his client’s outcomes in complex fact scenarios.


He worked for UFJ International plc as Senior Vice President included advising the board and managing a sizeable transaction management team advising on debt capital market issues, complex products traded by its proprietary trading teams and hedge fund development. His previous work was at  Group Treasury of Westpac Banking Corporation Head Office and Westpac, Institutional Bank in London.


LLB   |    BBus   |   MSc

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Dr Oliver T Holzner


His speciality is the technology aspect of regulatory projects, fast prototyping of increasingly complex translations of regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions, and global roll-outs of disruptive technology.  He spends his spare time on machine learning and predictive analytics, which enable his clients to implement forward-looking controls and to comply with principles.


Dr Oliver T Holzner is heading up the regulatory technology group at Clearpoint, a boutique professional services firm in operation since 2006. He has decades of experience in Financial Services, IT, and Consulting, managing up to 60 staff. Having started his banking career in Front Office (Capital Markets, Derivatives, and Structured Products), he later on migrated to advisory roles in Financial Risk, and in recent years focused on Conduct Risk.

Experience & Qualifications

- Regulatory Technology,

   Behavioural Modelling, and

   Conduct Risk expert

-  PhD in Psychology

-  Masters degrees in Mathematics,

   Physics, and Business Administration



Publications/patent applications

- Brain Physics and Nonlinear

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Amanda Kirkpatrick


LLB Hons  |    Mjur

Amanda has 17 years’ experience in the legal and banking sectors, with Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (executing debt repackaging and securitisation programmes) and subsequently as in-house counsel with Merrill Lynch and ING Bank.


Her in-house experience - directly on the trading floor implementing structured finance transactions including debt repackaging structures, credit and equity linked notes and advising on derivative products together with stock lending/ borrowing documentation – provides a wealth of hands-on experience with both vanilla programmes and hybrid products. 


She brings to Clearpoint the twin benefits of top level legal knowledge and extensive commercial experience, thereby ensuring transactions meet both their timeframe and commercial intention.

Peter Webb


BSc Hons Econ  |    ACIB   |   MCISI

Peter has a wide range of experience across the compliance arena covering both wholesale and retail organisations, including obtaining authorisation, implementing significant rule changes, pricing reviews, complaint handling, advertisement approval and monitoring of collective investment schemes, fund managers, IFA’s and stock brokers.


Peter is also a voluntary presenter for the Money Advice Service, delivering their Money Made Clear program to employees in their workplace. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Hull’s Business School, lecturing on current issues in regulatory compliance.


Peter Webb has 25 years of experience working in financial services including for organisations such as KPMG, Barclays, Prudential and Swiss Life. His most current role is as Compliance Officer and MLRO for Minerva Capital a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.

David Young


LLB   |    BCom   |   CA

An experienced finance professional, David specialises in scaling SMEs from start-up to series A fundraising and beyond.


Since 2007 David has operated as an insourced Finance Director and NED, adding knowledge and experience to senior management teams as they grow and expand.  He has several FCA regulated clients, and takes responsibility for all areas of their finance function including internal controls, group reporting, tax, audit and FCA compliance.


David qualified as a chartered accountant (CA ANZ) with KPMG, and was admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of New Zealand in the same year (1997). 

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Max Harris


BA/LLB (Hons)   |    MPP   |   BCL

Max Harris has degrees from Auckland and Oxford (where he was a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar).


He has worked as a clerk for the Chief Justice of New Zealand and as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme.


He is author of the book, The New Zealand Project, and his writing has appeared in Aeon, openDemocracy, Novara Media, The New Statesman, and elsewhere.


He co-wrote a report on Universal Basic Income for the New Zealand Labour Party's Future of Work Commission.

He is also a fellow of All Souls College, and is currently completing a PhD at the intersection of law and politics.

Caroline Philip


Caroline is a researcher, writer and creative with 15 years professional experience within the arts industry including performance, orchestral management and producing. She is currently lending her proficient communication and data handling skills to support the daily running and project management of Clearpoint, as well as attending to detailed research development work.

Originally from Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Caroline has enjoyed a diverse career ranging from the West End stage (Wicked, The Lion King) to Hollywood (Alexander, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) via the bard at Regent’s Park (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). A graduate in English Literature from The Open University, her debut dramatisation The Also-Ran successfully premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015.

Miharu Maki


Miharu has worked at Citibank N.A. Tokyo, in settlement, loan operations and export import trade finance. She joined BNP Paribas covering capital market operations for swap derivatives and bond collateral settlements. Miharu also covered financial legal document checking and registration and system implementation projects.


She worked at Mitsubishi Corporation Finance PLC as a treasury assistant working on MTN transaction documentation prior to her association with Clearpoint in July 2011. 


Miharu has worked in back office operations in corporate and investment banking for 10 years in Japan after studying International Law at Keio University in Tokyo.

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