Andrew Horwood

Wellington Office

A skilled and constructive communicator, Andy brings a sharp analytical eye, a collaborative mindset and an intimate knowledge of public policy and regulatory frameworks.

Andy Horwood joined MartinJenkins in January 2018, after a demanding secondment as Private Secretary in the office of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. There he proved himself adept in providing high-quality advice and managing a complex range of relationships and risks.

Highly skilled in regulatory analysis, Andy understands ministerial and government agency perspectives and knows the public policy and regulatory environments intimately. Before his secondment to the Minister’s office, Andy led complex work at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment under the Energy and Resources, and Commerce and Consumer Affairs portfolios, including the development of policy and legislation.

He brings a proactive, pragmatic approach, and is valued for his canny, energetic focus on getting things done. He is able to see problems and priorities clearly, develop solutions that work, and build the collaborative relationships needed to make the solutions happen.

Andy has an open, straight-up interpersonal style and is recognised for always providing free, frank and constructive advice. He knows how to build and manage successful relationships with government, industry, iwi and other stakeholders.

In addition to his parliamentary experience, Andy has led:

•  Work to design a banded system for financial assurance for offshore        petroleum installations

•  Investigation into issues identified with the Crown Minerals Act manifesting in a commitment to legislative changes

•  Negotiations for relationship agreements between the Crown and iwi

•  The preparation of the New Zealand whole-of-government submission to the Australian Productivity Commission’s review of the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement

•  Complex, multi-criteria regulatory impact analysis on the tariff concessions scheme for residential construction materials.