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Who we are

The BSA is governed by a board of four members. Our small staff team is led by our Chief Executive who together support the members and run our office services.

Members

The BSA board governs the BSA and decides complaints. It is made up of four members (a chairperson and three others) who are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Broadcasting (our Minister).

The chairperson is required to be a barrister or solicitor. One member is appointed after consultation with broadcasters, and another after consultation with public interest groups.

Past Board Members

Membership History

Staff

As well as supporting the members in their decision-making and governance functions, the BSA staff carry out the various other functions of the BSA, such as research, communications and engagement with broadcasters, the public and stakeholders.

Staff Members

Belinda Moffat v2

Belinda was appointed Chief Executive in May 2016. Belinda is a qualified lawyer and brings broad legal and regulatory experience from her career in private and public sector roles in New Zealand and overseas. Before joining the BSA, Belinda was a member of the Executive Committee of the Financial Markets Authority.

Helen Cruse

As Legal Manager Helen oversees the Legal Team, contributes to the strategic direction and organisational performance of the BSA, and is responsible for the BSA’s research activities. Helen has an LLB (Hons) degree from Victoria University of Wellington and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St Louis, USA. Before joining BSA, she was Manager Legal Services & Company Secretary at Airways New Zealand and worked at two major NZ law firms. Helen is providing BSA with parental leave cover for 12 months.

Jordan Hamel

Jordan joined the BSA in August 2017. In his role as legal advisor, Jordan advises the BSA on complaints, assists in preparing the BSA’s decisions and is also engaged in a range of strategic projects for the BSA. He has a double degree in Law and Arts (English Literature) from Otago University. Before joining the BSA, Jordan worked as a Treaty of Waitangi lawyer in the private sector.

Grace Tong

Grace joined the BSA in November 2018. In her role as legal advisor, Grace advises the BSA on complaints, assists in preparing the BSA’s decisions and is also engaged in a range of strategic projects for the BSA. She has a double degree in Law and Arts (English Literature) from Victoria University.

Raina joined the BSA in October 2019. In her role as legal advisor, Raina advises the BSA on complaints, assists in preparing the BSA’s decisions and is also engaged in a range of strategic projects for the BSA. She has a degree in Law from Otago University. Before joining the BSA, Raina worked as a lawyer in a private civil litigation practice and was previously a journalist working in Malaysia.

Hayley Kinsey

Hayley is the BSA’s Executive Office Manager. In her role she provides support to the CE and legal team and oversees the day-to-day running of the office. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Victoria University. Prior to joining the BSA, Hayley worked as an optometry practice manager.

Rebecca is our frontline contact person for visitors coming into the office or calling the Broadcasting Standards Authority. She provides administrative support to the team as well as assisting the public and stakeholders with a wide range of enquires. Prior to joining BSA, Rebecca has worked in the Hospitality Industry as a Hotel Front Office Manager. We share Rebecca with NZ On Air.