Oliver Valins
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Oliver Valins

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Hīkina Whakatutuki

Acting deputy chief executive, strategic policy and programmes

  • Supports the senior leadership team to set policy and priorities, leads regulatory stewardship program and co-leads with Te Puni Kōkiri the government’s Māori economic development strategy, he kai kei aku ringa.
  • Covers Better for Business, Pasifika policy and the Government Centre for Dispute Resolution.
  • Previously deputy chief executive strategy and corporate at Crown Law.
  • Managed the justice and security team during nearly 10 years at the Treasury and represented it at UN climate change negotiations.
  • Holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Glasgow.

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