Commerce Commission Deputy Chairperson | Other
|Category:||Boards and Governance|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Part Time|
|Attachments:|| PD - Deputy Chairperson and Member of Commerce Commission.doc (Word, 131KB)
|Application Close Date:||19-Aug-2021|
On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as the Deputy Chairperson of the Commerce Commission (the Commission).
The Commission is New Zealand's primary competition, consumer and economic regulation agency with a vision to make New Zealanders better off. The work of the Commission helps to ensure that markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident market participants.
As Deputy Chairperson you will have the opportunity to bring your extensive experience, knowledge, and expertise to the table and ensure high quality regulatory settings in the work the Commission does for the long-term benefit of consumers. As a core member of the Commission's Board, you will provide governance expertise to ensure decisions taken, including the strategic direction for the Commission, represent the interests of New Zealanders.
You will support the Chairperson in their role, substituting as Chairperson when required and, at times, acting as spokesperson on behalf of the Commission. You will provide leadership, motivation and guidance to Members of the Commission and form part of a high-performing team.
The Ministry is looking for candidates who have skills and experience relevant to the Commission's functions in competition, fair trading, consumer credit, and economic regulation, and are able to effectively contribute to the governance of the Commission.
In particular, candidates with one of the following specialist skills and expertise are sought:
- a qualified economist, preferably with recognised expertise in regulatory economic analysis and/or competition economic analysis, and an understanding of a range of methods, models and techniques engaged in economic analysis in competition and/or regulatory settings; or
- a qualified barrister or solicitor, preferably with recognised expertise in the laws relating to the Commission's economic regulatory work, competition, fair trading, consumer credit, and public law, and/or regulatory enforcement; or
- other candidates with relevant analytical skills and experience may also be considered, including relevant industry, commerce, accountancy, public administration, or consumer experience.
In addition, the general skills, experience, and attributes required for the Deputy Chairperson and member are:
- established experience and reputation in leadership and/or governance, ideally in a multi-stakeholder environment, with the ability to motivate, guide and support other Commission members, and the Board as a whole, to perform as well as possible;
- the ability to make timely, principled, and analytically-robust decisions on important competition and/or regulatory issues;
- a clear sense of public accountability and understanding of the relationships between Government and Crown entities and the roles and responsibilities of public decision-makers and enforcement agencies;
- strong relationship management skills and working effectively in a collegial, decision-making environment with other Commission members, the Chief Executive and Commission staff, as well as maintaining good working relationships with Ministers of the Crown, public entities, industry and consumer bodies, regulated businesses and other stakeholders;
- strong communication skills, including the ability to reason objectively, convey ideas clearly and accurately, and structure and direct work constructively, as well as comfort engaging with media and acting as spokesperson for the Commission when required; and
- an appreciation of diversity, and the ability to promote effective working relationships and manage diversity of thought.
Candidates should also have skills and experience to be able to effectively work with the Commission Chairperson to lead the Board in setting the Commission's strategic and planning responsibilities under the Crown Entities Act 2004.
Please note this is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Commission requires at this particular time.
The Ministry is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, including age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations, to enable the Commission to be high-performing.
Candidates wishing to apply should enclose a copy of their CV and submit a cover letter outlining why they wish to be the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission. Please refer to the attached position description for more details.
For enquiries about the position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close at 8:00 am on Thursday 19 August 2021.