9 June 2016
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Chief Executive Peter Mersi said today that he had appointed Lesley Haines as a Deputy Chief Executive on a short-term arrangement, to focus on the Overseas Investment Office.
Mr Mersi says Lesley Haines will help bring on board additional staff as a result of recent fees increases to fund improvements for faster application screening by the OIO, and will manage some of the pressures on the team, so enabling them to focus on their core work.
“Lesley has a wealth of public sector experience, most recently assisting in the development of a regulatory charter for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. I am delighted that she has agreed to take on this role, and work with my leadership team in ensuring that the OIO meets the new expectations being set for it in an important area for New Zealanders.”
It is expected that the arrangement, which starts 20 June, will be in place until the end of the year.
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