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Commerce Commission appoints new Chief Executive

22 March 2018

Commerce Commission Chairman Dr Mark Berry today announced the appointment of Adrienne Meikle as Chief Executive of the Commerce Commission.

Adrienne is currently Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate, Governance and Information group at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. She commences her new role at the Commission in early May, succeeding Brent Alderton who left the Commission in January.

Dr Berry said, “We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Adrienne Meikle as Chief Executive. The Board conducted an extensive search to find the right person to lead the organisation forward. Adrienne brings with her extensive strategic leadership skills and significant State Sector, legal and regulatory experience which will be invaluable to the Commission. We look forward to welcoming her to the Commission in May.”

Prior to her current role Adrienne held the positions of Acting Deputy Chief Executive, Market Services and General Manger, Resolution Services at MBIE. Before joining MBIE Adrienne held the roles of Acting Deputy Secretary, Tourism, Events and Consumer Affairs, Director of Legal in the former Ministry of Economic Development, Chief Legal Advisor in the former New Zealand Food Safety Authority, and Parliamentary Counsel and Private Secretary in the Attorney General’s office. Adrienne has also lectured in Legislation at the Victoria University of Wellington law school.