Joanna Hayward
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Joanna Hayward

Privacy Commissioner / Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu

General counsel

  • Appointed August 2019.
  • Joined the office in July 2014.
  • Responsible for law reform, providing legal assurance and compliance advice to the commissioner, and legal representation on behalf of the commissioner.
  • Previously an adviser to the NZ Law Commission.
  • An experienced lawyer with expertise in privacy and law reform.


Chapman Tripp
Jan 1987 - Dec 1990
Credit Suisse
Vice President - Legal
Jan 1991 - Dec 1994
Chapman Tripp
Senior Solicitor
Jan 1995 - Dec 1997
Burke Melrose
Senior Solicitor
Jan 1999 - Dec 2001
Law Commission / Te Aka Matua o te Ture
Senior Legal and Policy Adviser
Jan 2002 - Dec 2014

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