Mrs Kerrin Vautier, CMG
Kerrin is an independent research economist who has specialised in competition law and policy. She spent five years as a member of the Commerce Commission and in 2001 was appointed a Lay Member of the High Court under the Commerce Act, a position she still holds. She has been a senior part-time lecturer at the University of Auckland in both the Department of Commercial Law and the Law School and has published widely on competition law and policy, including two co-authored books on international trade and competition policy in the Asia Pacific Region.
Kerrin has had extensive governance experience, including on the Boards of Fletcher Challenge, Fletcher Building, News & Media NZ, Norwich Union, State Insurance and Deloitte, and on Audit and Due Diligence Committees. She was a foundation member of the Asia 2000 Foundation and for many years a member of the Standing Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), the only non-government organization with ex officio membership of APEC.
In addition to chairing the NZ Committee of PECC for many years, she has chaired the Board of Trustees of the NZ Institute of Economic Research, the Auckland City Mission and the Musica Sacra Trust. Currently she is Chair of the Chamber Music New Zealand Trust and Deputy Chair of the Reserve Bank. In 2002-03, Kerrin was one of the two initial monetary policy advisers appointed by the Reserve Bank.
Kerrin is a Past President and Life Member of the New Zealand Association of Economists, an inaugural Fellow of the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. In 1993 she was awarded the Queen’s honour of CMG for services to business and economics.