Keith Manch has a long career working in regulatory roles, the majority involving strong connection to international networks, especially with Australian jurisdictions. After initially being in New Zealand Police Keith has worked in multiple operational regulatory leadership roles encompassing competition and consumer law, gambling, censorship, anti-money laundering, anti-spam, benefit fraud, real estate, maritime regulation, compliance and response, and is currently the Chief Executive of the Civil Aviation Authority. He has also had leadership roles in consumer law, gambling, identity, civil defence, fire and racing policy portfolios. Keith has been involved in developing regulatory people and organisational capability across central and local government in New Zealand since 2008. He has a Masters of Communications from Victoria University of Wellington.