James Dodwell is a seasoned professional in regulation with over 20 years of experience. He currently serves as the Principal Advisor for Regulatory Systems at Taumata Arowai, where he focuses on whole-system improvements for regulatory functions within the Three Waters System. Prior to this, he held key advisory roles at EEA New Zealand and WorkSafe New Zealand, where he led strategic initiatives and implemented change for improved regulatory practices. James holds a Master’s degree in Ergonomics (Human Factors) with distinction and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. His expertise spans strategic thinking, system design, relationship management, and regulatory practice. Known for his emotional intelligence and energy, James is a proven leader who thrives in challenging circumstances.