Mat Bolland

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Air New Zealand

Mat Bolland oversees the airline's government relations, regional, cultural and regulatory affairs, and communications functions.

Joining the airline in May 2021, Mat's corporate affairs career has spanned over 20 years across the energy, water, and telecommunications industries within New Zealand.

Prior to joining Air New Zealand, Mat held the position of General Manager Corporate & Regulatory Affairs at 2degrees, where he led the company's advocacy programme for 11 years.

Mat has lead organisations through periods of crisis and significant change, where he has developed and strengthened the reputation of some of New Zealand's best-known organisations.

With a background in journalism, Mat has been a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand since 2005.



  • Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

    May, 2021 - present