COVID-19 — XRB’s response

April MackenzieAs the situation continues to change here in New Zealand and globally, I am keen to update you on the XRB’s current position.

We are ensuring we are minimising any disruption to our business. Our priority is to continue to work as the situation unfolds to mitigate the effects on our operation.

Fortunately, we have robust IT remote access infrastructure in place and so can operate as ‘business as usual’, enabling all our people to work remotely if required.

Your views and our outreach with you are a key component of what we do.  We continue to encourage you to observe Board meetings, which will be held online until further notice.  In addition, we may plan “virtual” roundtable or outreach events, rather than in-person meetings. We continue to encourage you to participate and share your views.  Instructions on how to access our online meetings are available here.

Our main concern is the health and safety of our people, their families and communities and we are following all guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health.

There will, no doubt, be a growing body of information about COVID-19 over the next few days and weeks to come and I can assure you that we at the XRB will continue to take a considered view and will revise our response as required.

Our website, along with our LinkedIn posts, will be the most up-to-date source of information.

If you have any concerns or questions about your interactions with the XRB during this time, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.


April Mackenzie
Chief Executive