Paul Mackay
Employment Relations Policy Manager, BusinessNZ

Paul Mackay, Employment Relations Policy Manager, BusinessNZ

Paul has over 30 years high-level experience in the fields of industrial relations, employment law, labour market policy, strategic planning, change management and human resources in central government, state owned enterprise and the private sector.

During the 1980s, Paul was extensively involved in the huge reforms of the environmental sector, public service and the “Tomorrow’s Schools” reforms of the education service.

Paul spent the early 1990s in the rapidly reforming electricity sector before joining Ernst & Young as a change management consultant.

In 1997 he was recruited by multinational forest products company Carter Holt Harvey where he became General Manager Employment Relations before joining Business New Zealand in 2006.

Since 2006, in addition to his New Zealand based duties, Paul has, on many occasions, represented New Zealand employers internationally at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as well as acting as spokesperson for the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) on employment related topics. He is currently a member of the Governing Body of the ILO.