The New Zealand Council employs its own staff through its Chief Executive. Their role is to implement the outcomes adopted by the New Zealand Council, to provide independent advice to it and ensure statutory requirements are complied with.
Key specific roles of the Chief Executive and staff include national advocacy on behalf of anglers and hunters, raising the public awareness of the organisation and of angling and hunting plus co-ordinating and auditing the operations of the regions. The staff are:
Acting Chief Executive: Di Taylor
General Manager: Brian Anderton (Governance, Corporate Services and Strategic Engagement)
Chief Financial Officer: Carmel Veitch
Marketing and Communications Manager: Steve Doughty
Senior Policy Advisor: Jack Kós
Senior Media and Communications Advisor: Richie Cosgrove