This website has been developed, and is maintained by, The Electoral Commission.
The Electoral Commission is responsible for the administration of parliamentary elections and referenda, the allocation of time and money for the broadcast of election programmes, servicing the work of the Representation Commission, and the provision of advice, reports and public education on electoral matters.
Hon Justice Sir Hugh Williams QC, Auckland. KCNZM, LLM (Hons), LLB
Justice Williams was appointed as a Judge of the High Court in 1995 and retired from the Bench in 2009, but still holds an acting warrant. He previously served as a Master of the High Court for four years. For many years he was the Chancellor of Massey University. Justice Williams was appointed as the President of the existing Electoral Commission in 2009.
Justice Williams will offer the new Commission strong legal leadership. He has a long-standing involvement in the administration of justice and significant governance experience as a highly engaged University Chancellor. As the President of the existing Electoral Commission, he is well informed on the issues and complexities associated with preparations for the next General Election and his appointment provides valuable continuity.
Jane Huria, LLB, FIODNZ, FNZIOD
Jane Huria is a professional company director. She is a director and shareholder of HSR Governance, a company which specialises in governance, strategy, and review, and is a board member of the Accident Compensation Corporation, the Red Cross Commission Canterbury Earthquake 2011 Trust, Winter Games New Zealand, and she chairs Ngai Tahu-mandated health and social services He Oranga Pounamu. She is also chair of the Advisory Board to trustees of the Christchurch Earthquake Trust and she serves from time to time as a lay member of the Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal. Ms Huria is Ngai Tahu and affiliates to Ngai Tuahuriri.
Chief Electoral Officer
Robert Peden, Wellington. BA/LLB (Hons)
Mr Peden has been the Chief Electoral Officer since 2006 and is a member of the Representation Commission, which determines electorate boundaries. He has worked in the areas of electoral policy, legislation and administration for almost 15 years.
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