Vanessa Oakley
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Vanessa Oakley

Accident Compensation Corporation / Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara

Chief general counsel

  • Appointed March 2021.
  • Extensive career in corporate and public sector organisations in NZ and the UK.
  • General counsel and general manager, with around 20 years leading change in the telecommunications sector.


Acting Assistant General Counsel | Senior Regulatory & Competition Counsel
Jan 2004 - Sep 2006
Commerce Commission New Zealand / Te Komihana Tauhokohoko
Assistant General Counsel | Utilities Regulation and Mergers
Apr 2007 - May 2008
Director | Group Regulation, Competition & Litigation, General Counsel | Group Regulation, Competition & Litigation
May 2008 - Nov 2011
Executive | General Manager, Strategy & Business Operations, Executive | General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nov 2011 - Feb 2021
Accident Compensation Corporation / Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara
Executive | Chief General Counsel
Mar 2021 - Present

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