GM Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations


Context of the role

At Contact, our Regulatory & Government Relations team is key to ensuring the development and execution of our strategy. We do this by ensuring we’ve got the information we need to make good decisions for the future and that we are influencing the political and regulatory environment in constructive ways. We’ve created a new, key senior role to ensure we’re best placed to ensure our continued success.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll ensure the Board, CEO and Leadership Team have the information they need to make decisions in the regulatory space, inform key internal stakeholders of potential regulatory changes, and ensure they are well positioned to respond to them in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • As our lead advocate on regulatory and government issues, you’ll communicate with relevant government officials on the potential impact of proposed legislation to our business and advocate for changes if needed.
  • You’ll communicate with the Electricity Authority, Gas Industry Company, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the Commerce Commission, senior Ministers, opposition parties and other key external parties, maintaining and enhancing our credibility and industry standing, ensuring our views are well understood.
  • You’ll produce regulatory submissions on matters of importance based on sound information and high quality analysis, in combination with key business experts.
  • You’ll provide regulatory and industry perspectives to the business including wholesale and strategy issues and drive regulatory and industry issues through the appropriate governance processes.
  • You will work with business to develop and manage an enterprise wide stakeholder framework to support our stakeholder engagement plan.
  • You’ll identify the regulatory issues and trends emerging both domestically and internationally, looking at likely impacts and how we manage potential negatives and take advantage of opportunities.

How you’ll be successful

  • You’re a sharp analytical thinker with the ability to comprehend and communicate complex issues in simple ways as well as being a committed advocate for our commercial and regulatory positions in internal and external forums.
  • You’ll have the organisational nous to ensure you can work with subject matter experts across the business to ensure alignment with the business plans and strategies, ensuring the big picture view is maintained, sometimes ahead of business unit priorities.
  • You’re able to understand and anticipate the consequences of regulation, and to prepare for future risks before they arise. You are committed to evidence-based decision-making on regulatory issues.
  • You’ve got an expert approach to change ensuring that all initiatives are planned, structured and deliver value where it counts.

The type of experience you’ll bring to the role

  • Experience of government relations and regulatory affairs
  • Extensive knowledge of best practice in the regulatory landscape in New Zealand
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a corporate environment
  • Integrity and high personal and professional standards
  • Demonstrable change advocacy
  • Understanding of regulated markets and the New Zealand electricity and gas markets would be advantageous

Applications close 12pm Friday 26th July 2019. For any additional information please contact our Talent Team at resourcingteam@contactenergy.co.nz


Context of the role

At Contact, our Regulatory & Government Relations team is key to ensuring the development and execution of our strategy. We do this by ensuring we’ve got the information we need to make good decisions for the future and that we are influencing the political and regulatory environment in constructive ways. We’ve created a new, key senior role to ensure we’re best placed to ensure our continued success.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll ensure the Board, CEO and Leadership Team have the information they need to make decisions in the regulatory space, inform key internal stakeholders of potential regulatory changes, and ensure they are well positioned to respond to them in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • As our lead advocate on regulatory and government issues, you’ll communicate with relevant government officials on the potential impact of proposed legislation to our business and advocate for changes if needed.
  • You’ll communicate with the Electricity Authority, Gas Industry Company, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the Commerce Commission, senior Ministers, opposition parties and other key external parties, maintaining and enhancing our credibility and industry standing, ensuring our views are well understood.
  • You’ll produce regulatory submissions on matters of importance based on sound information and high quality analysis, in combination with key business experts.
  • You’ll provide regulatory and industry perspectives to the business including wholesale and strategy issues and drive regulatory and industry issues through the appropriate governance processes.
  • You will work with business to develop and manage an enterprise wide stakeholder framework to support our stakeholder engagement plan.
  • You’ll identify the regulatory issues and trends emerging both domestically and internationally, looking at likely impacts and how we manage potential negatives and take advantage of opportunities.

How you’ll be successful

  • You’re a sharp analytical thinker with the ability to comprehend and communicate complex issues in simple ways as well as being a committed advocate for our commercial and regulatory positions in internal and external forums.
  • You’ll have the organisational nous to ensure you can work with subject matter experts across the business to ensure alignment with the business plans and strategies, ensuring the big picture view is maintained, sometimes ahead of business unit priorities.
  • You’re able to understand and anticipate the consequences of regulation, and to prepare for future risks before they arise. You are committed to evidence-based decision-making on regulatory issues.
  • You’ve got an expert approach to change ensuring that all initiatives are planned, structured and deliver value where it counts.

The type of experience you’ll bring to the role

  • Experience of government relations and regulatory affairs
  • Extensive knowledge of best practice in the regulatory landscape in New Zealand
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a corporate environment
  • Integrity and high personal and professional standards
  • Demonstrable change advocacy
  • Understanding of regulated markets and the New Zealand electricity and gas markets would be advantageous

Applications close 12pm Friday 26th July 2019. For any additional information please contact our Talent Team at resourcingteam@contactenergy.co.nz

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