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Ernie Newman

Where I am Now:-
Ernie Newman is a semi retired Consultant, based in the Waikato, who these days specialises in competition policy with special focus on telecommunications ( a story of success) and grocery distribution ( a story, thus far, of failure. His expertise includes digital economy issues, issues management, e-health, privacy policy, and telecommunications policy. Not forgetting not-for-profit advocacy group management and governance, privacy, and a long background in e-learning.


His recent clients include telecommunications, food industry,  and media interests, District Health Boards, advocacy organisations, charitable trusts, crown controlled enterprises, and mainstream central and local government agencies.

   Where I Have Been Before Consulting:​

  1. Chief Executive, Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand Inc (TUANZ) 1999-2010

  2. Marketing Manager, Packaging House Ltd/Carter Holt Harvey Distributors 1994-1999

  3. Founder and General Manager, "Buy New Zealand Made Campaign" Ltd 1989-2004

  4. General Manager - Trade Groups, New Zealand Manufacturers Federation Inc (now Business NZ) 1987-1989

  5. Director, Otago Southland Manufacturers Association 1985-1987

  6. Director, Wellington Regional Manufacturers Association 1987-1989 (concurrent)

  7. Executive Director, NZ Grocery Manufacturers Association 1981-1985

  8. Chief Executive, Otago Chamber of Commerce 1986-1987

  9. Other earlier roles

   External Roles (current & previous)

  1. Founder and former Board member of the Grocery Action Group

  2. Chairman (3 years) and Board Member (11 years) of the International Telecommunications Users Group (INTUG)

  3. Honorary Fellow of the Institute of IT Professionals, NZ (Awarded 2010)

  4. Executive Member, HINZ (Health Informatics New Zealand)  2012-2014

  5. Leadership Group Member, NZ Telehealth Forum - 2011-2013

  6. Chair of Consumer Panel for NZ National Health IT Board -2010-2012

  7. Expert Advisory Group Member, Health, Quality & Safety Commission Indicators Project 2011-2013

  8. Author, E-Health & E-Learning chapters of NZ Commerce Commission "Broadband Demand-Side Study" 2011-2012

  9. Board Member (5 years) Telecommuncations Forum, New Zealand

  10. Board member, Telecommunications Disputes Resolution Council, 2006-10

  11. Council member, NZ Digital Development Council

  12. Board member, New Zealand Chambers of Commerce

  13. Board member, Grocery Industry Council

  14. Board member, NZ Product Number Asociation



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