Ernie Newman

Where I am Now:-
Ernie Newman is a Digital Economy Consultant based in the Waikato and Auckland, New Zealand. His expertise includes digital economy issues, issues management, e-health, privacy policy, and telecommunications policy. Not forgetting advocacy group management and governance, privacy, and a long background in e-learning.


His clients include telecommunications and media companies, advocacy organisations, charitable trusts, crown controlled enterprises, and mainstream central and local government agencies.

   Where I Have Been:-.​

  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. 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. Executive Officer, NZ Vegetable Growers Federation 1977-1981

  10. Senior Training Officer, Ministry of Works & Development

  11. Senior Travel Officer, NZ Government Tourist & Publicity Department

   External Roles (current & previous)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Council member, NZ Digital Development Council

  11. Board member, New Zealand Chambers of Commerce

  12. Board member, Grocery Industry Council

  13. Board member, NZ Product Number Asociation




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