Tue 17 May 2022 AT 7:15 am , Wellington

New Professionals - Meet the Chiefs with Gaye Searancke

Join the IPANZ New Professionals Leadership Team for a light breakfast, intravenous coffee and the opportunity to meet Gaye Searancke, Secretary for Land Information and Chief Executive.

.Come at 7.15am for breakfast, the speaker will start at 7.45am, it's an early start but well worth the effort to hear Gaye discuss first-hand her career path, highlights and challenges. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and engage with Gaye as well.

About Our Speaker

Gaye has led Toitū Te Whenua since mid-2019, bringing with her a broad range of senior leadership experience from across the public and private sectors.

Toitū Te Whenua is a kaitiaki pārongo whenua (guardian and custodian of New Zealand’s land information) and a key focus for Gaye is to ensure our products and services deliver increasing value to Aotearoa New Zealand. As such, she is leading an organisation-wide shift that has already taken significant steps toward becoming more outward-looking and customer-centric.

Before joining Toitū Te Whenua, Gaye was a Deputy Commissioner at Inland Revenue, focused on improving customer experience and building a stronger customer-focused culture.

Gaye started her career as a lawyer and has worked as a Crown Prosecutor and as Senior Counsel for the Commerce Commission. She has held senior leadership roles at ACC, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, leading governance, privacy, corporate and legal disciplines, as well as policy responsibilities in labour and employment law, business law, competition, trade and investment.

Notable highlights in Gaye’s career include enhancing the capability and capacity of New Zealand’s Labour Inspectorate, and undertaking extensive financial, labour market and health & safety reforms, including establishing WorkSafeNZ.