This week in the wider political economy, former Transpower CEO Patrick Strange was appointed Auckland Airport's new chair. Macquarie Group appointed Shemara Wikramanayake as its CEO.
Auckland International Airport appointed Patrick Strange as its new chair effective October 31. The former Transpower CEO succeeds Henry van der Heyden, who will retire as chair at the next annual meeting after five years in the role and nine years on the board. Strange has been a director of Auckland Airport since 2015 and is currently chair of Chorus, and a director of Mercury NZ, NZX and Essential Energy.
Australia's Macquarie Group announced Nicholas Moore would retire as CEO from November 30 and be replaced by Shemara Wikramanayake, the current head of Macquarie Asset Management. Wikramanayake joined Macquarie in 1987 and has worked in nine cities in six countries, including New Zealand. Her Sri Lankan father was a doctor in London before she moved with her family as a child to Sydney. She then graduated with a commerce and law degree from the University of New South Wales.
Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin announced the terms of reference and membership of the Government Inquiry into the Appointment Process for a Deputy Commissioner of Police Wally Haumaha. The inquiry will be led by a single member, Dr Pauline Kingi. She is a past Councillor in the Council for New Zealand Healthcare Standards, Chair of the Auckland University of Technology, and Auckland Regional Director for Te Puni Kokiri.