Debby Butler
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Debby Butler

Ministry for Primary Industries / Manatū Ahu Matua

Inspector general, regulatory systems

  • Appointed to newly established role on October 14, 2019.
  • Previously spent eight months as acting director audit, risk and evaluation in the compliance and governance business unit at MPI.
  • Held senior management roles at the Accident Compensation Corporation and Department of Corrections.
  • Experienced in audit, risk, corporate governance and directorship.
  • Commercial experience with state-owned enterprises, consulting and the financial industry.


Governance In Practice Limited
Managing Director, Lead Consultant
Dec 2006 - Present
Department of Corrections / Ara Poutama Aotearoa
National Manager, Risk and Assurance
Jan 2012 - Oct 2016
Stroke Foundation of New Zealand
Mar 2016 - Mar 2017
Accident Compensation Corporation / Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara
Head of Risk and Assurance
Oct 2016 - Aug 2018
Ministry for Primary Industries / Manatū Ahu Matua
Inspector General Regulatory Systems, Director Assurance & Evaluation
Feb 2019 - Present

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