Thursday, June 20, 2024

UDL Commissioner to depart

The Board of Tautohetohe Whaipainga | Utilities Disputes (UDL) has announced that Commissioner and CEO, Mary Ollivier, will leave the organisation in December.

“When Mary was appointed early in 2020, she immediately had to manage the organisation through the COVID pandemic, and a building evacuation due to earthquake strengthening issues,” says Board Chair, Heather Roy.

“She did this expertly, at the same time leading UDL’s dispute resolution services to include water and telecommunications.”

She said Ms Ollivier had spearheaded UDL’s Te Ao Māori journey incorporating tikanga into everyday practices.

“The Board acknowledges and thanks Mary for the huge contribution she has made to UDL and wishes her well in her next endeavours,” said Ms Roy.

“My decision to leave UDL was not an easy one and made with mixed emotions; however, the time is right for me as I take up a new challenge,” says Ms Ollivier.

“I am grateful for the amazing past four years. I want to pay tribute to the inspirational team at UDL, both past and present, including our fantastic Board, Advisory Committees, and stakeholders.

“UDL does incredible work in a dispute resolution environment that is not easy. Yet, it is incredibly rewarding, and vital that consumers have independent assistance with their utilities concerns.

“Being part of the innovative energy and utilities sectors; and increasing consumer focus is a great place to be. The future is bright.”

The Board says it will begin a recruitment process for Commissioner and CEO soon.

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