Jane Meares has been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board for a three-year term, the Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has announced.
Bringing substantial legal expertise to the Board, Ms Meares (pictured) is a barrister, specialising in public and commercial law. She works with a range of government departments, Crown entities, non-governmental organisations and corporate clients.
The Ministry said she also brings key audit and risk experience, reflected in her previous role as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and as current member of the Land Information New Zealand Risk and Assurance Committee.
A highly experienced Crown governor, her roles include being the Chief Commissioner of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission and Deputy Chair of the Electoral Commission. She also Chairs the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) Foundation and is a former board member of the RNZB.
“I’m pleased with Jane’s appointment to the New Zealand Film Commission Board. The significant skills and expertise Jane brings will ensure the Board will continue to support the flourishing of film and screen in Aotearoa,” said Associate Deputy Chief Executive Policy and Sector Performance, Daiman Smith.