EVELYN COLE
MANAGER POLICY NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Evelyn is the Manager of the Policy Team in the New Zealand Ministry of Consumer Affairs. The Policy Team is responsible for providing advice to the New Zealand Government on consumer law, current and emerging consumer issues and international consumer trends. It also advises on energy safety policy.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is part of the Ministry of Economic Development. It provides independent advice to the Government on consumer issues and as part of the larger Ministry contributes to and is informed by economic development strategy.

Evelyn has over 25 years experience in government policy and legislation development. She has been in her current role for three years. Prior to this she was a chief advisor on Electricity Policy and Manager of Natural Resources Policy.