Hobson Leavy is pleased to announce the appointment of Vedran Babic as Chief Executive Officer to New Zealand Mint. Vedran is a seasoned executive leader with an exemplary track record of growing NZ businesses through lifting digital capability and driving organic and acquisitive growth. An impactful leader with an opportunistic entrepreneurial eye, Vedran is excited about NZ Mint’s growth story, their international footprint, and the vast opportunities that lie in the collectables sector.
After building and leading the operations function for Fisher Funds, Vedran has spent the last three years with Kiwi success-story, MMC. Vedran took the funds investment administration business from strength to strength while at the helm, driving funds under administration FUA from $60Bn to $120Bn, and tripling the number of investors administered on MMC’s platforms – all in less than three years. Vedran has led key acquisitions for the business – most notably Aegis (previously owned by ASB) and successfully integrated the platform and team into the MMC business. Towards the latter end of 2022, Vedran was instrumental in the ultimate sale of MMC to Bermuda-based Apex Group – the world’s largest privately owned investment administrator.
Vedran will join NZ Mint in June of this year. Please join us in congratulating him on his new role!