Melanie Webb

Assistant Auditor-General, Legal, Policy, and Inquiries

Melanie Webb.

Melanie Webb joined the Office of the Auditor-General in October 2015. She heads the Office’s Legal, Policy, and Inquiries Group, which provides legal advice and support across all aspects of the work of the Office of the Auditor-General and Audit New Zealand, and participates in other operational work of the Auditor-General (including, performance audits, good practice guides, advice to Parliament, engagement with government on new laws, and input on government proposals and policies).

The Legal, Policy, and Inquiries Group has particular responsibility for managing the conduct of inquiries carried out by the Auditor-General and also administers the Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968.

Before joining the Office, Melanie was the Chief Legal Advisor at the Department of Internal Affairs and has held various policy and legal roles in the New Zealand public sector since 1994.

Page last updated: 31 August 2021