We’re pleased to announce that Michelle Wessing has been appointed as Chief of Staff for Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa—Pike River Recovery Agency.

Michelle has over ten years’ experience in senior management roles, most recently as Acting Chief Executive of Standards New Zealand. Over the last few months, Michelle has managed the ambitious programme of work required to set up the Pike River Recovery Agency.

Chief Executive Dawn Gawn said: “Michelle’s knowledge and wider management and corporate services expertise mean she can make a significant contribution to the goals of the agency.

“She’s extremely skilled at entering new and diverse environments and delivering effective results in partnership with teams and stakeholders – and I know she’ll successfully drive our work forward, in collaboration with the Pike River families and the wider community.”

Working closely with the Chief Executive, Michelle will define and deliver on the agency’s strategic goals and will be accountable for the smooth running of the agency’s office.

She takes up the role of Chief of Staff today.