Broadcaster Peter Williams joins Taxpayers Union

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Broadcaster Peter Williams (pictured) has joined the Taxpayers Union as a board member. Williams has nearly 50 years’ experience in the media as a TVNZ news presenter, sports writer, and radio host.

Williams says: “The Taxpayers’ Union is a significant watchdog of how our taxpayer money is spent, or as has been the case too often lately, squandered.

“Taxpayers’ Union campaigns have a significant strike rate in changing or amending government policy, and I’m looking forward to ensuring there are many more such successes.”

The union’s executive director Jordan Williams says Peter is one of New Zealand’s most trusted broadcasters.

“He is an authoritative champion for our mission of lower taxes, less waste, and more transparency,” says Jordan Williams.

“Peter’s experience in the media is complementary to the economic, public policy, political, and local government expertise around the Board table.”

Peter’s appointment follows those of former CEO of NZIER and current NZSO Chair, Laurence Kubiak, former ACT Party Chief of Staff and current Hutt City Councillor, Chris Milne, and former Finance Minister Hon Ruth Richardson, earlier this year. They are joined by Casey Costello, David Farrar, and Jordan Williams.

Founded by David Farrar and Jordan Williams in 2013, the Taxpayers’ Union has more than 170,000 registered supporters. The Board are volunteers, and are among those who donate to the organisation.

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