New interdepartmental executive board for Strategic Planning Act


The Government has established a new interdepartmental executive board, the Strategic Planning Reform Board.

It will oversee the development of the proposed Strategic Planning Act, one of three laws reforming New Zealand’s resource management system this parliamentary term.

The reforms will repeal the Resource Management Act 1991.

The proposed Act will play a critical role in delivering the new resource management system objectives.

The membership of the new board includes chief executives for the Ministries for the Environment, Housing and Urban Development, Transport, Internal Affairs, Conservation and the Treasury.

Mark Vink has been appointed to the role of Executive Director to the board. He comes to the role from Treasury where he worked across a broad range of policy areas including RMA reform in 2014/15.

He has most recently led the Treasury’s COVID Economic Response Directorate. Mark commences the role on 24 May 2021.

Mark will be supported by Deputy Executive Director Jane White. Jane has most recently been managing Strategic Planning Act policy development.