Deputy Commissioner

  • Independent decision-making
  • Inspired leadership
  • Strategic initiative

Utilities Disputes provides New Zealand’s approved disputes resolution service for electricity, gas and broadband shared-property access. Its service is free to consumers and ensures the scheme is accessible, independent, fair, accountable, efficient and effective. 

The Deputy Commissioner will work closely with the Commissioner and Board, providing strategic and operational oversight of the disputes resolution service. Critical to the role is the ability to deliver high-quality, independent decisions. The appointee will lead a highly qualified conciliation team to deliver a professional disputes resolution service, recognised as leading the field. 

To be successful in this key appointment, you will have sound experience in a senior leadership role within a regulatory or disputes resolution work environment. You will ideally have a legal background and have sound judgment and proven decision-making ability. Leading people through a period of sustained growth will require strong leadership and an ability to respond to ongoing challenges. 

This is an outstanding and rare opportunity to take ownership of this function for this important organisation. 

Please see the Deputy Commissioner position description [PDF 149KB]

The recruitment of this role is being managed by JacksonStone & Partners. Please contact Simon Boyes or Lindsay Jackson on 04 550 8000 for further information.

To apply, please follow this link:

Applications close Wednesday 29 November 2017.

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