Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Background: Dr Brent Layton

Dr Brent Layton is a professional company director and independent economist with significant experience in infrastructural issues including electricity, finance and banking, transport, science and technology and health.

With a PhD in economic history, Brent has significant academic and intellectual ability, and has maintained involvement in academic activities over a number of years.

As Chair of the New Zealand Electricity Market rules committee, Brent oversaw development of the rules of the wholesale electricity market.

He has been a director of M-Co and Transpower New Zealand Ltd, and is an economic advisor to the Commerce Commission on the regulation of large electricity lines businesses.

Brent was formerly Chair of Trust Bank Canterbury and a member of the WestpacTrust New Zealand Advisory Board.

From 1984-1992 he was a director of the New Zealand Futures and Options Exchange. He played a major role in the markets’ establishment and its subsequent restructuring and sale.

Until recently, Brent was one of two external monetary policy advisors to the Governer of the Reserve Bank.

As Chair of the Lyttleton Port Company, he was involved in moving the company from one owned by several local authorities to a publicly listed company.

Brent also has a wealth of experience in the area of science and technology.

He is currently Chair of Sastek Pty Ltd, a Brisbane-based hardware manufacturing and software development company and was formerly Chair of AgResearch Ltd and subsequently its commercial arm, Celentis Ltd.

He also served as Deputy Chair of the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd and was a director of HortResearch Ltd.

Dr Layton also has significant expertise in health, having been Chair of Canterbury Health Ltd.

He has also sat on a number of committees for the Ministry of Health, Crown Health Enterprises and Regional Health Authority.

Brent has a long record of advising the Government, in addition to the above, on the Public Trust, Quotable Value and producer boards.

He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 1997.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news