Te Tari Taake | Inland Revenue (IR) plays a critical role in improving the economic and social wellbeing of New Zealanders.  IR does this by collecting and distributing money — it collects over 80% of the Crown’s revenue and collects and distributes social support payments.

IR is the principal steward of New Zealand’s revenue system. It plays a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing the integrity of the tax system by making sure it is clear, consistent and simple. With the Treasury, it provides advice to the Government on tax policy and the social policies it administers. It also provides advice to the Government on international tax issues and is involved in the development and implementation of New Zealand’s international tax legislation.

The Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Chief Executive (the Commissioner) holds important roles as the steward of the New Zealand tax system and leader of a large organisation. The Commissioner must maintain the trust and confidence of the Government, stakeholders and the public in the tax system.

By mid-2022 IR will have completed Business Transformation, a major change programme to modernise New Zealand’s revenue system. This creates the opportunity to lead a digital tax system and to leverage the investment in people, and new technologies and platforms more broadly across the Public Service. The Commissioner will provide leadership across the tax system and the department to drive full value from this investment for government and better outcomes for customers.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced people-centered senior leader with expertise in taxation, revenue or economic policy. They will have a track record of leading a large digital organisation delivering multiple services, operating at the political interface, and the ability to lead at the interface of social and economic sectors.

If you think you are the right person for this role, an application pack can be downloaded from www.publicservice.govt.nz. For further information or a confidential discussion about this position, please contact:

Completed applications must be submitted by Thursday 10 February 2022. Please submit application documentation to Executive Search Coordinator, Jane Mather: Jmather@hardygroupintl.com.

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