The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today announced that Gabriel Makhlouf has agreed to act as Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury.

Mr Makhlouf is currently a Deputy Chief Executive at the Treasury, a position he has held since March 2010. His areas of responsibility include the National Infrastructure Unit, the Financial Operations group, the Strategy and Performance team and the Finance team.

His career has previously been in the UK civil service – at the Inland Revenue, HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs.

Mr Makhlouf will take up the acting chief executive role at the Treasury on 1 June, 2011 when the current chief executive, John Whitehead steps down to take up his role with the World Bank.

Contact: Jason Ryan (04) 495 2850 or 027 244 7081

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