/ News / 29 Sep 2020 / Katie Hickmer
Daria Murray has been appointed to be the new chief executive of New Zealand Growth Capital Partners (NZGCP), the government-owned venture capital investment fund.
Ms Murray has a long-standing career in investment management having gained investment experience both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has a strong track record of investing in growth companies globally while working for JPMorgan and Alliance Bernstein in London, before moving with her family to New Zealand.
In New Zealand, Ms Murray has worked in senior investment roles where she has been a strong advocate for corporate venturing including first-hand experience in operating a start-up.
NZGCP acting chair Debbie Birch said Ms Murray’s background of strong investment experience and deep operational knowledge will be of great benefit to NZGCP.
“Daria has managed large portfolio funds and will bring a new perspective to NZGCP. The organisation has undergone significant changes with the establishment of the Elevate NZ Venture Fund in the past year and changes to the Aspire Fund mandate.
“There is a strong investment team in place at NZGCP. Daria’s corporate and investment management background, and her focus on strong systems and processes, gives her valuable experience to manage both the Elevate and the Aspire Funds.”
Ms Murray has a BSc(Hons) in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics. She is expected to commence at NZGCP on 28 October 2020.
NZGCP media contact: David Lewis 021 976 119
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