Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
MBIE interim logo
|Formed||1 July 2012|
|Preceding agencies||Department of Labour
Department of Building and Housing
Ministry of Science and Innovation
Ministry of Economic Development
|Headquarters||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Minister responsible||Hon Steven Joyce (and others)|
|Agency executive||David Smol, Chief executive|
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) (Māori: Hikina Whakatutuki), a government agency within the New Zealand government, came into existence on 1 July 2012. The Ministry describes its purpose as:
- "to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy. We develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation for businesses to support economic growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders."
The Ministry merges the former:
- Department of Labour
- Department of Building and Housing
- Ministry of Science and Innovation
- Ministry of Economic Development
The Ministry is separated into eight groups. It describes the groups and their functions as:
Labour and Commercial Environment: Delivering policy advice aimed at ensuring a business environment that is safe, productive and fair, and supports the development of internationally competitive businesses and good employment outcomes.
Science, Skills and Innovation: Developing the skills system, the science and innovation system, and international connections to enhance New Zealand's prosperity and wellbeing. This group includes tourism and major events.
Infrastructure and Resource Markets: Ensuring an efficient infrastructure as part of a productive and internationally competitive business environment, including the built environment, and stewardship and management of Crown-owned resources and development of policy and technical advice/standards around building and housing policy.
Immigration: Bringing the best people to New Zealand to enhance New Zealand’s social and economic outcomes.
Health and Safety: Providing a centre of excellence to operationalise regulation and compliance related to safety and fairness in businesses and workplaces.
Market Services: Providing a range of information, advice, and resolution services to businesses, workers and consumers to enable people to participate with confidence in markets.
Strategy and Governance: Supporting the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executives to determine the organisational strategy for MBIE and ensure effective governance.
Corporate Services: Delivering high quality and cost effective internal services with a sharp commercial focus.
The Ministry manages a number of operational services, including:
- Companies Office, which also manages registers for motor vehicles traders, financial service providers, societies and trusts and personal property securities.
- Consumer Affairs, formerly the Ministry of Consumer Affairs
- Electricity Authority (NZ)
- Energy Safety
- Immigration New Zealand
- Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
- Major Events
- Insolvency and Trustee Service
- New Zealand Cycle Trail
- New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals
- Radio Spectrum Management
- Social Housing Unit
The Ministry serves 14 portfolios, 15 Ministers and three Associate Ministers.
|The Right Honourable John Key||Minister of Tourism|
|Hon Bill English||Minister of Finance, Minister of Regulatory Reform|
|Hon Steven Joyce||Minister for Economic Development, Minister of Science and Innovation, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Minister for Small Business|
|Hon Judith Collins||Minister for ACC|
|Hon Paula Bennett||Associate Minister of Housing|
|Hon Nick Smith||Minister of Building and Construction, Minister of Housing|
|Hon Amy Adams||Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery|
|Hon Craig Foss||Minister of Commerce, Minister of Consumer Affairs|
|Hon Simon Bridges||Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister of Labour|
|Hon Nikki Kaye||Associate Minister of Immigration|
|Hon Michael Woodhouse||Minister of Immigration|
|Hon Todd McClay||Associate Minister of Tourism|
|Hon Tariana Turia||Associate Minister of Housing, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment|
The Ministry also works in support of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
- "The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's purpose". Retrieved 12 November 2012.
- "MBIE High Level Organisational Chart". Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. 17 July 2013.
- "List of Ministers supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment". Retrieved 29 January 2013.