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Miriam Dean



Director since 27 October 2021; Independent.

As a Queen’s Counsel and independent director, Miriam has more than 38 years’ experience in commercial dispute resolution and 25 years’ experience in governance, with a specialty in competition, consumer and regulatory law.

Miriam has also built up significant experience in the infrastructure and regulatory sectors, most notably as a current director of Ōtākaro Limited (the Crown-owned company responsible for the central city anchor projects following the Canterbury earthquakes); as a former director of Crown Infrastructure Partners (the Government organisation managing the rollout of New Zealand’s ultra-fast broadband); as a former deputy chair of Auckland Council Investments; and as a former deputy chair of the Commerce Commission.

Miriam is also currently chair of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, deputy chair of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, and a member of a number of central and local government-related advisory boards. In addition, she is regularly asked to carry out government and non-government inquiries and reviews.

Miriam is a member of our People, Performance and Culture Committee.