Gaye Searancke
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Gaye Searancke

Land Information NZ / Toitū Te Whenua

Secretary for land information and chief executive

  • Appointed August 2019.
  • Previously deputy commissioner at Inland Revenue, leading customer and compliance services.
  • Earlier held senior roles in ACC, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Economic Development.
  • Worked as a lawyer in the private sector, as a Crown prosecutor, and was a senior counsel for the Commerce Commission.
  • Career highlights include enhancing the capability and capacity of the labour inspectorate, establishing WorkSafeNZ and undertaking extensive financial and labour-market reforms.


Ministry of Economic Development
Deputy Secretary, Director of Legal Services
Jul 2005 - Sep 2012
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Hīkina Whakatutuki
Deputy Chief Executive
Oct 2012 - Sep 2014
Accident Compensation Corporation / Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara
Chief Governance and Strategy Officer
Sep 2014 - Aug 2017
Inland Revenue / Te Tari Taake
Deputy Commissioner - Customer and Compliance Services - Business
Aug 2017 - Jul 2019
Land Information NZ / Toitū Te Whenua
Chief Executive
Aug 2019 - Present

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