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Departmental Secretaries

Mr Brook Barrington

Mr Brook Barrington

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Tari o te Pirīmia me te Komiti Matua

Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Te Tari o te Pirīmia me te Komiti Matua | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Appointed February 2019


Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Hauora

Director-General of Health

Manatū Hauora | Ministry of Health

Appointed February 2018


Mr Andrew Bridgman

Mr Andrew Bridgman

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Waonga

Secretary of Defence

Manatū Kaupapa Waonga | Ministry of Defence

Appointed July 2019


Ms Bernadette Cavanagh

Ms Bernadette Cavanagh

Te Tumu Whakarae mō ngā Taonga

Secretary for Culture and Heritage

Te Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Appointed February 2019


Ms Kellie Coombes

Ms Kellie Coombes

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Wahine

Secretary for Women

Manatū Wāhine | Ministry for Women

Appointed June 2021


Mr Andrew Crisp

Mr Andrew Crisp

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga

Secretary for Housing and Urban Development

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga | Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Appointed August 2018


Ms Naomi Ferguson

Ms Naomi Ferguson

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Tāke

Commissioner of Inland Revenue

Te Tari Taake | Inland Revenue

Appointed July 2012


Sir Wira Gardiner

Sir Wira Gardiner

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Tamariki

Secretary for Children

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children

Appointed March 2021


Ms Michelle Wessing

Ms Michelle Wessing

Te Tumu Whakahaere

Chief Executive

Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa | Pike River Recovery Agency

Appointed September 2021


Mr Andrew Hampton

Mr Andrew Hampton

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Tira Tiaki

Director-General of the Communications Security Bureau

Te Tira Tiaki | Government Communications Security Bureau

Appointed April 2016


Ms Iona Holsted

Ms Iona Holsted

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Mātauranga

Secretary for Education

Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education

Appointed December 2016


Mr Peter Hughes

Mr Peter Hughes CNZM

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Kawa Mataaho

Public Service Commissioner, Head of Service

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission

Appointed July 2016


Ms Una Jagose QC

Ms Una Jagose QC

Te Rōiā Matāmua o te Karauna

Solicitor-General

Te Tari Ture o te Karauna | Crown Law Office

Appointed February 2016


Mr Paul James

Mr Paul James

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Taiwhenua

Secretary for Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs

Appointed October 2018


Mr Andrew Kibblewhite

Mr Andrew Kibblewhite

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Ture

Secretary for Justice

Tāhū o te Ture | Ministry of Justice

Appointed February 2019


Ms Rebecca Kitteridge

Ms Rebecca Kitteridge CVO

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Pā Whakamarumaru

Director-General of Security

Te Pā Whakamarumaru | New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

Appointed May 2014


Laulu Mac Leauanae

Laulu Mac Leauanae

Te Tumu Whakarae mō ngā Iwi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

Secretary for Pacific Peoples

Te Manatū mō Ngā Iwi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa | Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Appointed July 2017


Jeremy Lightfoot

Mr Jeremy Lightfoot

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Secretary for Corrections

Ara Poutama Aotearoa | Department of Corrections

Appointed February 2020


Dr Caralee McLiesh

Dr Caralee McLiesh PSM

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Tai Ōhanga

Secretary to the Treasury

Te Tai Ōhanga | The Treasury

Appointed September 2019


Mr Peter Mersi

Mr Peter Mersi

Te Tumu Whakarae mō ngā Waka

Secretary for Transport

Te Manatū Waka | Ministry of Transport

Appointed July 2016


Ms Gráinne Moss

Ms Gráinne Moss

Chief Executive and System Lead, Pay Equity

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission

Appointed April 2021


Mr Nicholas Pole

Mr Nicholas Pole

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Arotake Mātauranga

Chief Review Officer

Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga | Education Review Office

Appointed June 2017


Ms Debbie Power

Ms Debbie Power

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Whakahiato Ora

Secretary for Social Development

Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora | Ministry of Social Development

Appointed February 2019


Ms Helene Quilter QSO

Ms Helene Quilter QSO

Te Pou Turuki mō Te Kawa Mataaho

Deputy Public Service Commissioner

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission

Appointed July 2019


Ms Julie Read

Ms Julie Read

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Tari Hara Tāware

Director of the Serious Fraud Office

Te Tari Hara Tāware | Serious Fraud Office

Appointed October 2013


Ms Vicky Robertson

Ms Vicky Robertson

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Taiao

Secretary for the Environment

Manatū Mō Te Taiao | Ministry for the Environment

Appointed June 2015


Mr Dave Samuels

Mr Dave Samuels

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Puni Kōkiri

Secretary for Māori Development

Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development

Appointed September 2019


Mr Lou Sanson

Mr Lou Sanson

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Papa Atawhai

Director-General of Conservation

Te Papa Atawhai | Department of Conservation

Appointed September 2013


Ms Gaye Searancke

Ms Gaye Searancke

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Toitū Te Whenua

Secretary for Land Information

Toitū Te Whenua | Land Information New Zealand

Appointed August 2019


Mr Chris Seed

Mr Chris Seed

Te Tumu Whakarae mō ngā Take Aorere

Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Manatū Aorere | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Appointed February 2019


Mr Ray Smith

Mr Ray Smith

Te Tumu Whakarae mō ngā Ahumahi Matua

Director-General of Primary Industries

Manatū Ahu Matua | Ministry for Primary Industries

Appointed November 2018


Mr Mark Sowden

Mr Mark Sowden

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Tatauranga Aotearoa

Government Statistician

Tatauranga Aotearoa | Statistics New Zealand

Appointed January 2020


Ms Christine Stevenson

Ms Christine Stevenson

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Mana Ārai

Comptroller of Customs

Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa | New Zealand Customs Service

Appointed January 2019


Carolyn Tremain

Ms Carolyn Tremain

Te Tumu Whakarae mō Hīkina Whakatutuki

Secretary for Business, Innovation, and Employment

Hīkina Whakatutuki | Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Appointed July 2017


Departmental Agency Chief Executives

Mrs Lil Anderson

Mrs Lil Anderson

Te Tumu Whakarae

Chief Executive

Te Arawhiti - Office for Māori Crown Relations

Appointed January 2019


Ms Renee Graham

Ms Renee Graham

Te Tumu Whakahaere

Chief Executive

Toi Hau Tāngata | Social Wellbeing Agency

Appointed June 2021


Professor Diana Sarfati

Professor Diana Sarfati

Te Tumu Whakahaere

Chief Executive

Te Aho o te Kahu | Cancer Control Agency

Appointed June 2020


Mr David Gawn

Mr David Gawn

Te Tumu Whakahaere

Chief Executive

Te Rākau Whakamarumaru | National Emergency Management Agency

Appointed September 2021


Mr Mervin Singham

Mr Mervin Singham

Te Tumu Whakahaere

Chief Executive

Te Tari Mātāwaka | Ministry for Ethnic Communities

Appointed July 2021

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