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Belinda Clark QSO

Independent director and consultant


New Zealand

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Belinda Clark is an independent director and consultant with extensive experience as a public service leader. She has held a number of senior roles in government in both New Zealand and Australia. Her Chief Executive roles include Secretary for Justice for over ten years; Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission; and Public Sector Commissioner in Victoria (Australia). Belinda has considerable legal and Treaty expertise, including an earlier career in banking law with Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and as Law Commissioner for the Law Commission. She was the inaugural Director of the Office of Treaty Settlements and was at the forefront in developing Treaty settlement policy and the negotiation of Treaty claims. Her early professional life included roles at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (including a four-year posting to the UN); Accident Compensation Corporation, and Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Maori Development). Belinda holds an LLM in International Law from New York University as well as a LLB (Hons) and BA from the University of Auckland.