RMA Reform Panel


The RM reform programme is ambitious, with some clear objectives being signalled for compliance monitoring and enforcement (cme). There is a push for more oversight, better outcomes and a strengthened compliance approach but at the same time more streamlined processes, certainty, consistency and less red tape is desired for the communities and industries that are regulated. With panel members from both local government and the legal profession, this session will explore the challenges and exciting opportunities that this era of reform provides for the environment compliance industry.


Jamie O'Sullivan
Principal, Luke Cunningham Clere


Jamie is Principal at Luke Cunningham Clere and a Senior Crown prosecutor. Jamie specialises in RMA work and is an experienced advocate across a range of criminal and regulatory matters, from investigation, to trial, and appeals.




7th December 2022

Alex Miller


Details will be available soon.


Sue Atherton
Regulatory Manager, Selwyn District Council


Sue started her career as a Management Accountant for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, before becoming a Health Service Fraud Investigator.  This then led to becoming a Senior Fraud Investigator for a major UK national auditing company providing proactive and reactive investigation services to many national companies, government agencies and charities.  After 15 years of Fraud Investigations and emigrating to NZ Sue then began working in Regulatory Compliance.  Sue has worked for Selwyn District council for over six years and is the Regulatory Manager.