Independent Technical Working Group members

Read about the members of the Technical Working Group.

The Ministry for the Environment and the Chief Executive of the EPA have appointed an independent Technical Working Group to evaluate the effectiveness of the hazardous substances compliance system.

Meet the Working Group members

Lisa te Heuheu (Chair)

Lisa was appointed Tumuaki (chair) of Ngā Kaihautū on 1 July 2017. Lisa is passionate about Māori achieving their aspirations in regards to the environment, sustainable development and people growth.

She has a background in resource and environmental planning and in Māori natural resource management. Lisa currently works as a consultant for her company which she established in 2008. She has worked with iwi and hapū, in the public sector, as an academic research Fellow, and with primary sector organisations.

Peter Harris

Peter was a university lecturer in economics before joining the research division of The New Zealand Public Service Association (PSA), producing research and policy advice and building the PSA’s research capability. He was head of the technical services division at the NZ Council of Trade Unions and its main spokesperson on economic issues.

He later served as economic advisor to Michael Cullen, Minister of Finance, and is now a consultant engaging extensively in workplace issues. He is a former board member of the Electricity Commission and the Electricity Authority Establishment Board, and is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for the Electricity Price Review.

Lindsay McKenzie

Lindsay has had a long and illustrious career in local government. Born in Invercargill, he worked at Southland Regional Council where he became general manager. He became the Chief Executive of Gisborne District Council, and then Chief Executive Officer of Tasman District Council in 2012, a position that he held until May 2018.