Brent Carey LLB BA, Cert Dispute Resolution (Industry), has been the Commissioner since January 2018 and has recently been appointed to the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) PDP Retirement Working Group. Before his appointment, he was the Commission’s Chief Operations and Policy Officer after returning from Australia to New Zealand where he was a Senior Manager for the Victorian Telecommunication Ombudsman's office.
Brent has over 18 years’ experience in regulatory, compliance, public relations and legal enforcement roles and has worked in Australia and Asia. Brent has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington and a graduate certificate in Dispute Resolution (Industry) from Box Hill Institute, Australia. He is a life member of the Australian Privacy Foundation and a member of Veski Connection a leading group of scientists and business leaders committed to supporting the State of Victoria’s science and innovation communities. He is a member of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution. Locally Brent is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and the New Zealand Marketing Association. He is a Founder of Taranaki based agricultural company Green Meadows Beef Ltd and has been a past chairman of a not-for-profit organisation, Rainbow Youth NZ.
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