Ministry of Economic Development (New Zealand)


Ministry of Economic Development (New Zealand)
Ministry of Economic Development
Manatū Ōhanga
Ministry of Economic Development (New Zealand) logo.png
Logo of the Ministry of Economic Development
Agency overview
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters 33 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Coordinates: 41°16′43″S 174°46′28″E / 41.278675°S 174.774437°E / -41.278675; 174.774437

Ministers responsible Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Energy and Resources, Associate Minister for Rugby World Cup, Minister for Earthquake Recovery
Hon Simon Power, Minister of Commerce
Hon John Key, Minister of Tourism
Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Hon John Boscawen, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Associate Minister of Commerce
Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister of Small Business
Hon Murray McCully, Minister of the Rugby World Cup
Agency executive David Smol, Chief Executive
Child agencies Companies Office
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Tourism
National Enforcement Unit
New Zealand Insolvency and Trustee Service
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Website
http://www.med.govt.nz/

The Ministry of Economic Development (Manatū Ōhanga in Māori) is a New Zealand public sector organisation tasked with promoting development of New Zealand's economy.

The Ministry deals with policy in a wide range of different areas including: energy, communications and the radio spectrum, industry and regional development, intellectual property, consumer issues, tourism, international trade, and the regulatory environment. The Ministry serves nine ministerial portfolios and five associate ministerial portfolios to a total of 11 Ministers and Associate Ministers (some of which have multiple portfolios). It is led by Chief Executive David Smol.

Contents

Organisation

The Ministry is divided into seven branches focussing on specific areas, each with its own deputy secretary:

  • Economic Development Policy - Mark Steel;
  • Business Services - Neville Harris;
  • Competition, Trade & Investment - Andrew Jackson;
  • Tourism, Events and Consumer Affairs - Liz MacPherson;
  • Energy & Communication - Bruce Parkes;
  • Organisational Development and Support - Gaye Searancke; and
  • Commercial Solutions - Greg Patchell.

The Ministry also includes the following sub-entities:

  • Business Registries Branch which manages the Companies Office;
  • Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ);
  • New Zealand Insolvency Service;[1]
  • Radio Spectrum Management;[2]
  • Crown Minerals Group;[3] and
  • New Zealand Trade and Enterprise which reports to both the Ministry of Economic Development and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • business.govt.nz - A New Zealand government website that brings together business resources, tools and information to help people start, manage and grow their business.

Current ministers

Name Party Portfolios
Hon Gerry Brownlee National Economic Development, Energy and Resources, Associate Minister for Rugby World Cup
Hon Simon Power National Commerce
Hon John Key National Tourism
Hon Steven Joyce National Communications and Information Technology
Hon John Boscawen ACT Consumer Affairs
Hon Maurice Williamson National Small Business
Hon Murray McCully National Rugby World Cup
Hon Rodney Hide ACT Regulatory Reform, Associate Minister of Commerce

See also

References

  1. ^ "Insolvency and Trustee Service — Homepage". Ministry of Economic Development. http://www.insolvency.govt.nz/cms. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Radio Spectrum Management — Homepage". Ministry of Economic Development. http://www.rsm.govt.nz/cms. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Crown Minerals — homepage". The Ministry of Economic Development. http://www.crownminerals.govt.nz/cms. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 

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