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Simon Thomson

Head of Telecommunications Regulation, Commerce Commission of New Zealand

Simon Thomson

Simon Thomson joined the Commerce Commission in 2011 and since 2012 has headed the business unit responsible to the Telecommunications Commissioner for the whole regulatory program for the Telecommunications sector.  Mr Thomson has significant experience with both the New Zealand and European regulatory frameworks, which includes working at the Irish regulator.   Although now focusing on strategy and leadership, Mr Thomson has a strong analytical background from previous statistical design work at the national statistical office and forensic services for the New Zealand Police.

Mr Thomson has an MSc (Hons) degree in Molecular Biology from Victoria University Wellington.

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