Mike Meehan

Chief Executive Officer
New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research (NZIMMR)

Mike Meehan, the former chief executive of the West Coast Regional Council, was appointed CEO of the New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research in May 2020.

Mike was appointed the Chief Executive of the West Coast Regional Council in 2016 following 11 years in various roles in the organisation. Experience as a Compliance Officer, a Planning Manager and as a Chief Executive has seen Mike interact with all levels in the mining sector. Mike also holds positions on the LGNZ Policy Advisory Group, Chairs the Civil Defence Coordinating Executive Group and is also currently Chairman of the West Coast Rugby Union.