Panel Executive

The Panel is supported by a professional executive that consists of the Chief Executive, a General Counsel heading a specialist legal team of lawyers, and administration staff. 

Enforcing the Takeovers Code is the Panel’s primary focus and all Code-regulated transactions are actively monitored by the Panel executive. The most significant part of the Panel’s enforcement resources goes to the Panel’s ‘soft’ enforcement activity whereby the executive reviews and provides informal advice on Code-regulated documents while they are still in draft. Early engagement with the executive helps applicants to meet the standards of disclosure required by the Panel for Code-regulated transactions.

The executive is available to assist with any questions about the Takeovers Panel and the Takeovers Code. Please note, however, that the executive does not provide legal advice. Any person who is concerned about compliance with the Takeovers Code is encouraged to obtain independent advice from a legal practitioner experienced with the Code.

Meet the executive team

Andrew Hudson
Andrew Hudson
Chief Executive

DDI: +64 4 815 8452

Mobile: +64 21 815401

Email: andrew.hudson@takeovers.govt.nz

Mark Cunliffe
Mark Cunliffe
General Counsel

DDI: +64 4 815 8453

Mobile: +64 21 614 533

Email: mark.cunliffe@takeovers.govt.nz

Linda Delli Cicchi
Linda Delli Cicchi
Lawyer

DDI: +64 4 815 8454

Email: linda.dellicicchi@takeovers.govt.nz

Eruera Harry-Reading
Eruera Harry-Reading
Lawyer

DDI: +64 4 815 8456

Email: eruera.harry-reading@takeovers.govt.nz

Anusha Wijewickrama
Anusha Wijewickrama
Lawyer

DDI: +64 4 815 8455

Email: anusha.wijewickrama@takeovers.govt.nz

Sophie Chester
Sophie Chester
Law Clerk

DDI: +64 4 815 8451

Email: sophie.chester@takeovers.govt.nz