Keith took over the role of Chief Executive and Director of MNZ on 5 December 2011. He has worked in the public sector since 1977 and brings extensive leadership experience in a number of policy and operational senior leadership positions in regulation, compliance and enforcement.
After starting his working life in the NZ Police, Keith has worked at the Commerce Commission, as the General Manager of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, as the General Manager of Gambling and Censorship Compliance and Enforcement at the Department of Internal Affairs, as the General Manager Integrity Services at the Ministry of Social Development and as Deputy Secretary, Regulation and Compliance at the Department of Internal Affairs. Immediately prior to joining MNZ Keith was, for a short period of time, the Chief Executive of the Real Estate Agents Authority – the Crown Agent responsible for regulating real estate agents.
He has a Master of Communications degree from Victoria University and is an alumni of the Government Advanced Leadership Programme. He has had a long involvement in work to develop professional regulatory practice in New Zealand.