Nominations for the Environmental Protection Authority

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On 1 July 2011, the new Environmental Protection Authority will be established as a Crown Agent. The EPA will consolidate similar technical and regulatory skills within one organisation to enhance NZ’s environmental regulation. The EPA will be responsible for national-level consenting and regulatory functions under a number of statutes.

Invitations are called for a Chair-designate and Deputy Chair-designate. Board members will be called for in early 2011.

Nominees should have the following competencies:

  • highly skilled in governance and organisational change and growth
  • knowledge of NZ’s environmental management system
  • an understanding of the New Zealand economy and the linkages with good environmental management
  • knowledge and experience relating to the Treaty of Waitangi/ Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga Maori
  • an understanding of the administration of environmental and risk management frameworks
  • familiarity with central government processes.

Please forward any nominations, with current curriculum vitae for the Chair-designate and Deputy Chair-designate to Helen.Leahy@parliament.govt.nz by Wednesday 27 October 2010.

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