Susan Baas has been appointed National Manager Petroleum & Minerals. Susan is currently the Manager Risk, Assurance & Governance in the Provincial Development Unit at MBIE.
Susan has a wealth of experience in regulatory, compliance and legal positions and spent her first 18 months after she joined MBIE in 2015 working within the legal team that supports the Energy & Resource Markets branch.
Prior to joining MBIE, Susan spent the first 15 years of her career as a lawyer in the private sector, including for Contact Energy and New Zealand Energy Corp. Susan takes up her new role on 16 December 2019.
Sarah Kenward, who has been acting National Manager Petroleum & Minerals, will return to her substantive role as Manager, Mineral Operations from that date. Natalia Albert, who was acting Manager, Mineral Operations, has left MBIE for a role at Statistics NZ.