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Belinda Moffat

Chief Executive Officer, Broadcasting Standards Authority, New Zealand

Belinda Moffat

Belinda Moffat was appointed Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) in New Zealand in May 2016. The BSA was established in 1989 and is responsible for overseeing the content standards regime for television and radio in New Zealand. The BSA deals with complaints about breaches of broadcasting standards, undertakes research on community attitudes to standards issues and works in a co-regulatory model with broadcasters to develop and promote broadcasting standards in New Zealand.

Ms Moffat is a qualified lawyer and was a commercial litigation lawyer for 17 years in New Zealand and the UK. Her litigation career included regulatory, commercial, criminal and human rights cases, including cases taken to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the UNHRC on behalf of death row prisoners in the Caribbean. In 2012 Ms Moffat was appointed as the Director of Enforcement for the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority.

Ms Moffat has a law and arts degree from Victoria University of Wellington and an M. Phil from Cambridge University.

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