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Commerce Commission appoints new CEO

Commerce Commission appoints new CEO

The Commerce Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

Nick Hill was previously the Chief Executive at Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC).

Commission Chair Paula Rebstock said, "Mr Hill comes to the Commission with an impressive record in the public and private sectors, in which he has shown himself to have the strategic leadership qualities we were seeking."

Nick Hill has a double degree in politics and law and began his career with the State Services Commission in an advisory role, before moving to Treasury as an economic and financial analyst.

He has experience in industries regulated by the Commission, having worked at the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand (ECNZ), and later at Fletcher Challenge Energy as General Manager, Commercial.

Mr Hill was SPARC's first Chief Executive, following its formation in 2002, until March this year.

"Mr Hill's experience in key sectors of the economy, academic background and leadership training, and experience in the state sector will be assets to the Commission, in this critical role," said Ms Rebstock.

Nick Hill will take up the role of CEO on June 3rd.

The previous position of General Manager was replaced with that of CEO, upon the departure of Geoff Thorn in February this year.


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