Our structure

We help to Grow New Zealand for All to improve the well-being of New Zealanders. This page provides information about our business groups.

Building, Resources and Markets

The Building, Resources and Markets group is headed by Chris Bunny.

We are responsible for many of the regulatory systems that New Zealand’s markets: building, communications, competition, consumer and commercial, energy markets, financial markets, intellectual property, and petroleum and minerals. In addition, we are responsible for the functions that support the external facing New Zealand Government Procurement and Government Property Group brands.

We contribute to:

  • ensuring housing and construction markets deliver safe and affordable homes and buildings
  • ensuring New Zealanders are connected and have access to resilient, inclusive and competitive communications services and infrastructure
  • supporting New Zealand to become a prosperous and leading digital nation
  • increasing value from lower carbon energy that is secure and affordable
  • delivering a step-change in the value we get from New Zealand’s energy and mineral resources
  • building a business environment where consumers are supported and businesses are empowered.

The group has 4 branches:

  • Commerce, Consumers and Communications
  • Energy and Resource Markets
  • Building System Performance
  • New Zealand Government Procurement and Property.

Corporate, Governance and Information

The Corporate, Governance and Information Group is headed by Acting Deputy Chief Executive Richard Griffiths.

We work in partnership with business groups to enable them to deliver their objectives and portfolio obligations. We support the stewardship obligations of the organisation including its medium and long-term sustainability, health, capability and capacity.

The group has 8 branches:

  • People and Culture
  • Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services
  • Legal, Ethics and Privacy
  • Enterprise Risk & Assurance
  • ICT
  • Evidence and Insights
  • Workplace
  • Enterprise Strategy Governance and Performance.

Finance and Performance

The Finance and Performance Group is headed by Chief Financial Officer Stewart McRobie.

We support the effective management of the Ministry's resources including finance, procurement and property. This includes implementing effective financial policies and procedures, business-wide planning, advice and performance reporting.

The group has 4 branches:

  • Enterprise Performance and Reporting
  • Financial Control
  • Property and Procurement
  • Business Partnering.

Immigration New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand(external link) is headed by Deputy Chief Executive Greg Patchell.

We look after New Zealand’s immigration rules and laws, which in turn support our economic growth and strengthen our relationship with other parts of the world. We offer a range of visas to help those who can contribute to New Zealand to visit, work, study, live, or invest here.

We work with international organisations and industry partners to improve how the immigration system operates. In addition, we provide regulatory compliance services, oversees border control operations and supports migrant and refugee settlement.

The group has 8 branches:

  • Strategy, Engagement and Education
  • Operations, Tasking and Improvement
  • Intelligence, Data and Insights
  • Border and Visa Operations
  • Refugee and Migrant Services
  • Verification and Compliance
  • Enablement
  • Assurance.

Labour, Science and Enterprise

The Labour, Science and Enterprise Group is headed by Deputy Chief Executive Paul Stocks.

We help boost the New Zealand economy by developing New Zealand’s skill system, science and innovation systems, alongside labour market policy. We do this by taking a ‘just transition’ approach so that opportunities and impacts are anticipated, supported, or managed in a way that does not leave people behind.

The group has 6 branches:

  • Labour and Immigration Policy
  • Tourism and Economic Development
  • Science, Innovation and International
  • Science System Investment and Performance
  • Entity Performance and Investment
  • Just Transitions.

Our Crown entity partners play an integral delivery role across these areas. We facilitate and advise on the settings they need to succeed.

Our Crown entity partners include:

Market Services

Market Services is headed by Deputy Chief Executive Suzanne Stew.

We deliver fair markets that thrive. Working with businesses, employees and consumers, we hold people accountable to the rules set for the market in a way that ensures businesses thrive and New Zealanders are protected. This includes:

  • information and education services to businesses, workers and the public
  • employment and residential tenancy and unit titles dispute resolution services
  • the Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS)
  • Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service (GCCRS)
  • Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • business integrity services such the Companies Office, the Intellectual Property Office of NZ, the Plant Variety Rights Office, Insolvency and Trustee Service and the Proceeds of Crime Unit.
  • Weathertight Services.

We also enforce occupational regulations, minimum employment rights and Trading Standards.

The group has 7 branches:

  • Business Integrity Services
  • Consumer Protection and Standards
  • Employment Services
  • Housing and Tenancy Services
  • Integrated Regulatory Enforcement
  • Service Quality
  • Service, Support and Design.

Managed Isolation and Quarantine

Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) is jointly led by Deputy Chief Executive Megan Main and Head of MIQ, Air Commodore Darryn Webb. MIQ became a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) business group on 13 July 2020. ​

The purpose of managed isolation is to ensure people do not have COVID-19 before they return to our communities. A key enabler of this work is collaboration across government.

A range of agencies including the Ministry of Health, All-of-Government, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Police, Customs, New Zealand Defence Force, Aviation Security Service and other business groups in MBIE are working together to deliver an enduring MIQ system.

The group structure is made up of the following branches:

  • Associate Deputy Chief Executive
  • MIQ Operations
  • Enablement
  • Engagement and Service Design
  • MIQ Health Services
  • MIQ Policy
  • Service Quality and Assurance

For more information on our managed isolation and quarantine facilities, see: miq.govt.nz(external link)

Strategic Policy and Programmes

The Deputy Chief Executive Strategic Policy and Programmes is Joanne Hughes.

We partner across MBIE and with the wider system to progress key cross-cutting outcomes such as Māori and Pacifica Economic Strategy, overall Economic Strategy, Regulatory Stewardship and enabling Small Businesses to thrive.

The group has the following 4 branches including the Chief Economist:

  • Te Kupenga - Māori Economic Development Unit
  • Regulatory Systems
    • Government Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Economic Strategy
    • Pacific Policy
    • Strategic Policy Integration
    • Transitions Strategy
  • Small Business & Strategic Programmes
    • Small Business Policy
    • Better for Business
    • Insights and Data Transformation (IDx)
Last updated: 29 September 2020