Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Guy Beatson

Guy Beatson – Deputy Secretary Natural Resources Policy, Ministry for the Environment

Guy’s responsibilities include strategy development, advice and monitoring of New Zealand’s water resources, the resource management system and climate change policy.  As a member of the Environment Leadership Team, Guy also has responsibility for the overall governance of the Ministry and contributes to a range of whole of government work on policy advice.

Guy began his policy career in the Treasury and worked in senior policy roles for several governments internationally. In 2001 Guy joined the Ministry of Economic Development as Chief Economist. Subsequently, he was appointed by the Ministry as its Economic Counsellor at the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra, Australia.  He has been at the Ministry for the Environment since 2009.

Guy graduated from the Australian National University in 2005 with an Australia and New Zealand School of Government Executive Master of Public Administration. He also holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Canterbury.

Policy Quarterly Volume 11 Number 2
Edited by Jonathan Boston, Bill Ryan, Guy Beatson, David Bromell, Valentina Dinica, Don Gray, Gerald Minnee, Mike Reid, Andrea Schollmann and Ross Garnaut

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