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.
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.