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Sue Chetwin

Judge: People's Choice category

Chief Executive, Consumer NZ

At Consumer, Sue is responsible for the organisation’s research, publishing, campaigning, and commercial activities. In addition she is Consumer’s public spokesman on consumer issues, and its representative on a number of industry and government organisations.

The principal aim of Consumer is to collect and disseminate information and, in so doing, to advance the interests of its subscribing members and those of consumers generally.

This is achieved through research, the publication of Consumer magazine,, and

Sue joined Consumer 10 years ago, after more than 25 years in news journalism. She has edited all three of the country’s Sunday newspapers.

Sue is currently studying Law part-time at Victoria University of Wellington.

2017 Plain English Awards judges