Executive Director

Joanna Collinge 2010 web Executive Director

Joanna Collinge

Joanna Collinge has been Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission since 2005.  Ms Collinge came to the Commission from the United Kingdom’s Equal Opportunities Commission senior management team, and prior to that had extensive experience in communications, policy and management roles within Oxfam. She has an academic background in economics, politics and philosophy.

As Executive Director, Ms Collinge has led the organisation through a period of significant change to support the Commission to meet its statutory requirements under the broadening of the Human Rights Act of 1993, and to strengthen the Commission’s role as New Zealand’s national human rights institution.

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