September 10, 2021
Energy Hardship panel picked
Hutt City councillor Keri Brown from Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Whātua and Ngāti Mahana, has been appointed to chair the new Energy Hardship Expert Panel.
She has a background in community and public service and has led work at the council on homelessness, hardship and child outcomes.
The panel was a recommendation of the independent Electricity Price Review, and it will advise government on actions it can take to alleviate energy hardship.
The other members are Pacific health leader Dr Amanda-Lanuola Dunlop, beneficiary advocate Kay Brereton, former electricity executive Kevin Angland, and Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu chief executive Helen Leahy.