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Members of the BSA (ie, those who make up the board that decides complaints) are appointed by the Governor-General, on the recommendation of the Minister of Broadcasting.  There are four members: a chairperson and three others. 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.

Members are responsible for the determination of complaints and for the governance of the BSA.

Judge Bill Hastings   Paula Rose 2018   Wendy Palmer   Susie Staley

  • Judge Bill Hastings (Chair)

    Judge Bill Hastings

    Currently a District Court Judge, Bill Hastings has considerable experience of quasi-judicial bodies including Crown entities. He was New Zealand’s tenth Chief Censor from 1998 to 2010 and chairperson of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal from 2010 until 2013.

    He has also previously held positions as senior law lecturer, Deputy Dean of Law and member of the governing Council at Victoria University, Wellington. He’s been a member of the Video Recordings Authority, the Indecent Publications Tribunal and the Film and Literature Board of Review.

    Judge Bill Hastings was appointed as Chair of the BSA in October 2018.

  • Paula Rose

     LKP0120Paula Rose has a background in policing, having previously been National Manager of Road Policing. She was also the Deputy Chair of the independent task force reviewing workplace health and safety and has served as an executive advisor to the Minister of Social Development.

    Paula is a current member of the Online Media Standards Authority complaints committee, the New Zealand Parole Board and the St John South Island Regional Trust Board.

    In 2013 Paula was awarded a Companion to the Queen's Service Order for her contribution to policing and the community.

    Paula joined the BSA in July 2015.

  • Wendy Palmer

    Wendy PalmerWendy has a background in broadcasting, with a breadth of experience from operations management of a radio station to serving as the CEO of a large broadcaster in New Zealand. She has served as director and chair of the Auckland New Venture Trust and the Radio Bureau and as a board member of the Radio Broadcasters Association.  

    Wendy has established her own international market research company, for which she still serves as the executive chair. 

    Wendy is the broadcasting sector representative and joined the BSA in January 2018.

  • Susie Staley

    Susie StaleySusie Staley is a partner at Staley Cardoza Lawyers in Dunedin. She has chaired Maritime New Zealand and is currently chair for Save the Children NZ and retirement village operator Chatsford Management Ltd. Susie has chaired ID Dunedin Fashion Inc and been a board member of PGG Wrightson, Tower Ltd and Dunedin International Airport. She was a panel member of the Enterprise Awards for Industry New Zealand and a member of the Performance and Risk Advisory Board for the Ministry of Transport.

    Susie was appointed as a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in December 2014 for services to governance and business.

    Susie Staley joined the BSA in October 2018.