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Source: Consumer NZ

The Board of Consumer NZ has accepted, with great regret, the resignation of its chief executive officer Sue Chetwin.

Board chair Jon Duffy said Sue had been a strong advocate and leader of Consumer NZ for nearly 13 years. The Board thanked Sue for her excellent job. During her time, she has successfully campaigned for many important consumer law reforms including:

Other successful campaigns on behalf of consumers include calling for mandatory standards for sunscreens, helping to regulate mobile truck shops and calling out businesses on misleading claims such as greenwashing.

Jon said Sue had been an outstanding CEO and the trusted face of Consumer NZ for many years. She would be greatly missed.

Sue said she had loved every minute of leading Consumer NZ and developing a strong team devoted to getting a fair deal for all New Zealanders. She would continue working on behalf of consumers.

“But it’s time for a change. The new CEO will have many exciting new challenges, particularly in the areas of data privacy, technology and sustainability,” she said.

Jon Duffy said the Board was looking for a new chief executive. It had formed a subcommittee to handle the process and would shortly be advertising the position.

Consumer NZ is a non-profit organisation, celebrating our 60th year of helping New Zealanders get a fairer deal. In addition to our product tests, we investigate consumer issues and campaign to improve consumer rights. But we’re not government-funded and don’t take advertising, so we rely on revenue generated from membership to fund our work. Consider supporting us today. Join us, and become a member at consumer.org.nz.

MIL OSI