Minister for ACC Carmel Sepuloni has announced the appointment of Steve Maharey (pictured) as board member and incoming board chairman of the Accident Compensation Corporation.
Maharey’s board membership took effect on May 01, and he will become chair on July 31 upon the retirement of incumbent chair Dame Paula Rebstock.
“I would like to express my deep appreciation for the outstanding service, dedication, contribution and leadership of outgoing chair Dame Paula Rebstock who will retire after 10 years leading the board,” said Sepuloni.
“Dame Paula and the board have overseen the much-needed transformation and modernisation of ACC's culture, processes, information and technology. It has allowed ACC to make significant progress in improving how it delivers services to Kiwis in the 21st century.”
Maharey is currently chair of UCOL, Pharmac, and Education New Zealand and was vice chancellor at Massey University. Prior to that, he was a city councillor and a member of Parliament in a political career of over two decades. As a senior cabinet minister, he held a wide range of portfolios, including education, social development, employment housing and child, youth and family.
He was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2008.
“The leadership of the ACC board is an important role for the Crown and I’m confident Steve has the breadth of leadership experience to ably address the challenges facing ACC and to lead the corporation into the future.” said Sepuloni.