Michelle Ward
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Michelle Ward

Environmental Protection Authority / Te Mana Rauhī

General manager, climate, land and oceans

  • Joined EPA from its establishment in 2011.
  • Has held roles including emissions trading scheme operations manager.
  • Previously with the Ministry for the Environment’s climate change team.
  • Earlier worked at ACC in roles including organisational development and human resources.
  • Holds a Bachelor of commerce and administration from Victoria University.


Accident Compensation Corporation / Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara
Human Resources
Mar 1998 - Oct 2006
Ministry for The Environment / Manatū mō te Taiao
Senior Analyst, Analyst, Business and Communities
Jul 2009 - Jun 2010
Ministry for The Environment / Manatū mō te Taiao
Manager, ETS Allocations, Acting Manager, ETS Allocations
Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
Environmental Protection Authority / Te Mana Rauhī
Manager, ETS Allocations
Dec 2011 - Present

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