Thu 19 Aug 2021 AT 17:30 pm , Wellington

New Professionals - An Inquiry on Inquiries!

Have you ever wanted to know more about what government Inquiries actually do? Who works on them? And whether they make a difference?

Come and join the IPANZ New Professionals for a lively panel discussion on government Inquiries! Light food and refreshments will be provided.

We have an exciting array of panellists joining us for the evening – each playing different roles in government Inquiries.

Our Speakers -

Josiah Tualamali'i – Equity and wellbeing activator/ Board Member / Postgrad student

Josiah advocates to increase the visibility and influence of our Pacific and multicultural peoples in Aotearoa NZ. In 2018, Josiah was one of six panel members leading an Inquiry into Mental Health & Addiction. He was chosen as the youth voice, and as part of his role he attended the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London. Josiah travelled across NZ listening to public submissions at over 26 town hall meetings and over 400 meetings with over 5200 submissions received over the 9-month period. Josiah co-founded the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council, which gives Pacific youth a way into the democratic process. He is a Director on the Board of Le Va, which promotes health for Pacific peoples, leading work on mental health and suicide prevention. Most recently he was a substantial contributor to the reconsideration of government to the Dawn Raids apology.

Kelley ReevePractice Lead at Allen + Clarke.

Kelley has been the executive director/head of secretariat on four Inquiries. Most recently she supported the Royal Commission into the terrorist attack on the Christchurch masjidain in 2019. Prior to this she worked on the examination of New Zealand’s (then) biggest food safety scare involving infant formula botulism and Fonterra, MPI, and others (2014), the Government Inquiry into the escape from prison (to Brazil) of Phillip Smith/Traynor, the inquiry into the death of Mrs Blessie Gotingo by Tony Robertson, a person released from prison on conditions, and the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry.

Matthew SmithBarrister at Thorndon Chambers.

Matthew was counsel to assist the Tony Robertson Government Inquiry (2016), he has advised participants in other inquiry processes, and more generally his advice is regularly sought by individuals, entities of many kinds and industry groups on how to effectively engage in processes that will or may involve financial, reputational and other risks and rewards.

Lorinda Kelly - Partner at Deloitte.

Lorinda leads Deloitte’s Wellington Forensic team. Lorinda specialises in forensic investigations and third party provider reviews, counter fraud engagements and litigation support. Lorinda has undertaken numerous inquiries particularly with a forensic lens. Lorinda has been at Deloitte since 2008. Her previous roles include Director of Professional Conduct at the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, Assistant Vice-President at Mellon Global Investments in Edinburgh and financial investigator for the Serious Fraud Office in London.