Anna Rawlings doesn't see herself as the champion of the consumer but more of a leveller in the playing field of business and how the public interacts with it.

The new chair of New Zealand's Commerce Commission, has had her feet under the desk for just two months in the top job.

But after five years at the commission already she is a steady hand on the till after the departure of long-serving chairman Dr Mark Berry.

Rawlings says there are a lot of similarities between her and Berry who finished after 10 years in the top job.


"A lot