Frank McLaughlin

Frank McLaughlin

Consultant, Wellington

Public law; Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 4 498 4954

M:+64 27 444 6112


LLB, Victoria University of Wellington


1994, New Zealand

Frank has over 20 years’ experience in regulatory, public policy and legislative processes as well as corporate governance, corporate advisory and transactional expertise.

Frank combines a strong understanding of government processes and policy, along with extensive corporate experience. His government experience reflects an extensive engagement record. He has previously held roles within the public service as a Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Justice and working at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The combination of Frank's government and private sector experience and skills enables him to operate comfortably and effectively at the interface of the private and public sectors, helping develop, broker and oversee solutions that meet both public policy and commercial objectives. 

Recent experience

Frank’s experience includes overseeing the development and implementation of complex reforms, both in the private and public sector; chairing project and programme governance forums; working effectively with a range of stakeholders and decision makers, and representing New Zealand internationally at various forums including the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Frank has led work programmes in a number of significant public and commercial developments in New Zealand’s recent economic history. These include the transformation of the New Zealand Stock Exchange from a statutory body into a company, the establishment of Fonterra, advising Treasury on implementing the Crown Deposits Guarantee Scheme during the GFC, acting for Telecom in negotiations with the Crown for the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband tender, and the creation of a joint Crown-Council regeneration authority for Christchurch.

Competition & antitrust; Corporate & commercial





Government; Infrastructure