14 May 2024

The Ministry for Regulation aims to strengthen the regulatory management system to improve regulatory quality in New Zealand. Its purpose is to lift quality across all regulatory systems and ensure agencies with regulatory responsibilities follow best practice.

The Secretary for Regulation is responsible for the overall stewardship of the regulatory management system.

We are looking for a highly capable executive to lead the Ministry with experience in the following areas: system leadership, organisational leadership, context management as well as proven experience in working in the regulatory sector.  

The Secretary for Regulation will have an understanding of regulatory systems, and what well designed, well understood and well-operated systems look like. They must be able to question and challenge the status quo to achieve innovative outcomes across the regulatory system.

The Secretary for Regulation will work alongside other government agencies to identify opportunities, and have the credibility to influence and drive change across regulatory systems.

More information on the key leadership dimensions of this role can be found in the position description.


For further information or a confidential discussion about this position, please contact:

Nick Ritchie, Strategic Advisor

T: 021 314 896

E: nick.ritchie@publicservice.govt.nz

Completed applications must be submitted by 3 June, 11.59pm.


Related resources available:

Position Description(PDF, 160 KB)

Application Form(DOCX, 139 KB)

Guide for Applicants(PDF, 109 KB)