Our executive team

Jon Duffy

Chief Executive

Jon has made a career of fighting for consumers. He has a deep interest in sustainability and the environmental impacts of consumption, data ethics and promoting equity. Jon was previously the Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Head of Trust & Safety at Trade Me and worked as a Senior Investigator at the Commerce Commission.

Bex Robinson

Head of Experience and Marketing

Bex joined Consumer in January 2019, bringing with her 10 years of digital and marketing experience. She is responsible for developing and leading the implementation of our marketing strategy. Bex is a great supporter of our work and is enthusiastic about exploring different ways to engage with our members and supporters.

Gemma Rasmussen

Head of Communications and Campaigns

Gemma has over a decade of experience in communications, including working at CHOICE, where she sharpened her consumer advocacy skills. Managing the Communications and Campaigns team, she is responsible for Consumer’s external media presence as well as our campaigns work – advocating for a fairer deal for all consumers. She is passionate about equity and consumer empowerment.

Caitlin Cherry

Head of Content

Caitlin Cherry joined Consumer NZ in September 2021. She was previously the Director of Content at RNZ.

She’s also been an executive producer, an on-air presenter, writer and current affairs producer.

She believes the need for robust, trustworthy media and information has never been more important and is committed to helping all the consumers of Aotearoa remain informed and empowered.

Jamison Johnson

Head of Strategy, Insights & Digital

Jamison has spent over a decade working in the public and private sectors focused on protecting and supporting New Zealanders, particularly at the intersection of the internet and cyber security. He has held a range of roles specialising in building data & insights functions, international partnerships, policy formulation & implementation, governance and cyber security incident response. His previous roles include Trade Me Ltd, CERT NZ and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Julie Saunders

Head of Finance & Corporate Services

Julie joined Consumer in July 2015. She is responsible for financial management and reporting, including budgeting, forecasting, statutory reporting and internal reports for the management team and the board. Julie also looks after our member database and manages insurance, payroll, investments, contracts and audit functions.