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Ministry of Economic Development
Manatū Ōhanga
Logo of the Ministry of Economic Development
Agency overview
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters 33 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Coordinates: 41°16′43″S 174°46′28″E / 41.278675°S 174.774437°E / -41.278675; 174.774437

Ministers responsible Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Energy and Resources, Associate Minister for Rugby World Cup
Hon Simon Power, Minister of Commerce
Hon John Key, Minister of Tourism
Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Hon Heather Roy, Minister of Consumer Affairs
Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister of Small Business
Hon Murray McCully, Minister of the Rugby World Cup
Agency executive David Smol, Chief Executive
Child agencies Companies Office
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Tourism
National Enforcement Unit
New Zealand Insolvency and Trustee Service
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

The Ministry of Economic Development (Manatū Ōhanga in Māori) in New Zealand has an overarching goal of promoting the development of New Zealand's economy. However, it deals with policy in a wide range of different areas such as: energy, communications and the radio spectrum, industry and regional development, intellectual property, consumer issues, tourism, international trade, and the regulatory environment. The Ministry serves seven Ministerial portfolios and six Associate Ministerial portfolios to a total of 11 Ministers and Associate Ministers (some of which have multiple portfolios) and The Chief Executive for the Ministry of Economic Development is David Smol.



The Ministry's CEO is David Smol.

The Ministry is divided into seven branches focussing on specific areas, each with its own Deputy Secretary:

  • Economic Strategy - Lewis Holden;
  • Industry and Regional Development - Mark Steel (including the Ministry of Tourism - Ray Salter);
  • Business Services - Neville Harris;
  • Competition, Trade & Investment - Andrew Jackson;
  • Effective Markets (including the Ministry of Consumer Affairs) - Liz MacPherson;
  • Energy & Communication - Stuart Calman (Acting); and
  • Organisational Development and Support - Sue Gordon.

The Ministry also includes the following sub-entities:

Current ministers

Name Party Portfolios
1 Hon Gerry Brownlee National Economic Development, Energy and Resources, Associate Minister for Rugby World Cup
2 Hon Simon Power National Commerce
3 Hon John Key National Tourism
4 Hon Steven Joyce National Communications and Information Technology
5 Hon Heather Roy ACT Consumer Affairs
6 Hon Maurice Williamson National Small Business
7 Hon Murray McCully National Rugby World Cup
8 Hon Rodney Hide ACT Regulatory Reform, Associate Minister of Commerce

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