New Telecomms Commissioner announced

Sydney-based Kiwi lawyer takes the telecommunications hot-seat

The government has appointed a new Telecommunications Commissioner to replace Douglas Webb, who departs on 11 July.

Dr Ross Patterson will take up the role as well as becoming a member of the Commerce Commission for a five-year period.

Communications Minister David Cunliffe, in announcing the appointment today, says the Commissioner will play a pivotal role in implementing the new telecommunications regime.

Patterson is a lawyer partner in law firm Minter Ellison who currently lives in Sydney. He heads the firm's regulatory practice. He is also president of the Australia New Zealand Business Council.

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