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Standards New Zealand is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). We are also New Zealand’s internationally recognised and statutorily independent national standards body. We manage the development and publication of standards and standards-related solutions. We adopt and modify for adoption international standards for the New Zealand market. We also publish and sell New Zealand, joint Australian/New Zealand and international standards.

Our extensive experience, gained over 90 years, means that our products and services carry a reputation for being trusted, authoritative, accurate and credible.

During this time, we have forged and maintained strong working relationships with a wide range of government organisations, industry groups and the business sector.

Our international connections have ensured that we keep up to date with the latest standards innovations, and that we are strongly aligned to international best practice for standards development, with New Zealand standards being recognised, and utilised, internationally.

As New Zealand’s representative for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via a National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), we ensure New Zealand has a voice in the international standards community by participating in international standards development activities, forums, workshops, general assemblies and other activities.

As a part of MBIE, Standards New Zealand is well placed to engage with a wide range of government agencies, providing new opportunities for standards to be adopted as a means for supporting existing and planned government regulations and regulatory reforms.

MBIE organisational structure

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Hikina Whakatutuki 

  • Building, Resources and Markets
  • Digital, Data and Insights
  • Finance and Performance
  • Immigration New Zealand
  • Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery
    • Building and Tenancy
    • Business and Consumer
    • Employment Services
    • Market Integrity
      • Business and Operations support
      • Business Registries
      • Criminal Proceeds Integrity and Enforcement
      • Insolvency and Trustee Services
      • Standards New Zealand
      • Occupational Regulation
      • Radio Spectrum Management
      • Trading Standards
    • Engagement and Experience
    • Service Quality
    • Strategy, Performance and Design
  • Kānoa - Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit
  • Labour, Science and Enterprise
  • Ngā Pou o te Taumaru
  • Te Waka Pūtahitanga

Standards New Zealand organisational structure

National Manager Standards New Zealand

Manager, Commercial and Sectors

  • Commercial and Sectors team
    • Sector engagement
    • International engagement
    • Commercial services
    • Digital products
    • Marketing and communication
    • Copyright and licensing
    • Access (sales) solutions and key account management
    • Relationship management and business development

Standards Approval Board Secretary

  • Board Secretariat
    • Board administration and support

Personal Assistant / Team Administrator

  • Executive assistance and administration

Manager, Business Systems and Operations

  • Business Systems and Operations team
    • Business administration
    • Data analysis
    • Web shop and website management
    • Policy and procedures
    • Business information
    • Performance reporting and finance
    • Contract management
    • Quality management systems
    • Customer services

Principal Advisor

  • Principal Advisor
    • Operational policy
    • Business analysis
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Relationship management
    • Project management
    • Performance reporting

Manager, Standards Development

  • Standards Development team
    • International standards development and committee participation
    • Standards project management
    • Joint standards management
    • Standards project coordination
    • Design and publishing services
    • Relationship management