Dame Jenny Shipley - No Conflict of Interest
Media Statement from Dame Jenny Shipley, former
Mainzeal Chairman and independent
13 February 2013
No Conflict of Interest
Dame Jenny Shipley absolutely rejects suggestions that her role in the CERA Review Panel constituted any ‘conflict of interest’ due to her former role with the Mainzeal companies.
“The CERA Review Panel, of which I am a member, reviews proposed variations to rules, regulations and the law in relation to the Christchurch emergency powers and has no connection at all with the commercial letting of contracts,” says Dame Jenny. “Accordingly there is no potential for conflict of interest whatsoever.”
Dame Jenny adds, “For the record, I have never claimed any fees or expenses for my CERA Panel work because I felt that sharing my experience in this way was something I could contribute to Christchurch post earthquake.”