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Livia Esterhazy appointed to Treasury Board


Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf has appointed Livia Esterhazy as a new non-executive director on the Treasury’s Board.

“I am pleased to welcome Livia Esterhazy to the Treasury Board,” says Mr Makhlouf.

“She has great commercial acumen and leadership experience, along with strong connections throughout the business and not-for-profit sectors. Her insights and advice will be a valuable addition to our Board and an asset to the Treasury.”

Livia Esterhazy has been Chief Executive Officer of WWF-New Zealand since May 2017. She has a strong professional background in marketing, brand and communications, including senior leadership roles with Clemenger BBDO (Managing Director 2015-2017), Assignment Group (Managing Partner 2012-2014) and Saatchi & Saatchi (General Manager 2009-2012). Her career has also included management positions with Kiwibank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Livia Esterhazy is on the Board of Wellington Trails Trust and is a previous member of the Advertising Standards Board.

The Treasury Board was established in 2010. It is an advisory body that supports the Treasury's Chief Executive and Executive Leadership Team in ensuring that its organisational strategy, capability and performance make the best possible contribution to the achievement of its goals.

The current Treasury Board members are Gabriel Makhlouf, Fiona Ross (the Treasury’s Chief Operating Officer), Cathy Quinn, Mark Verbiest, Harlene Hayne, Traci Houpapa, Richard Wagstaff, Livia Esterhazy and Philip Gaetjens (Secretary to the Australian Treasury).

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