Media Release; Real Estate Agents Authority appoints new CE

Kevin Lampen Smith

The Real Estate Agents Authority today announced the appointment of Kevin Lampen-Smith as its new Chief Executive and Registrar. The Chairperson of the Authority’s Board, Kristy McDonald QC, welcomed Kevin saying his experience will be invaluable.

“Kevin’s experience with regulatory bodies will be put to good use, as will his experience in
maximising organisational performance.”

Kevin has most recently been the General Manager, Corporate Services at the Electricity Authority. He played a significant role in the successful transition from the Electricity Commission to the newlyformed market regulator, the Electricity Authority.

Kevin is a chartered accountant with experience in senior leadership roles in New Zealand and overseas, including roles in Africa and Asia.

The Real Estate Agents Authority is a crown entity established by the Real Estate Agents Act 2008, which came into force on 17 November 2009.

The Authority is tasked with promoting and protecting the interests of consumers in transactions relating to real estate and promoting public confidence in the performance of real estate agency work.


Ngaire Vanderhoof
04 815 8466

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