Te Pae Aramahi | Development Boards help ensure the Public Service has the senior leadership capability and capacity to deliver for New Zealanders. 

Tā Te Pae Aramahi mahiWhat Te Pae Aramahi | Development Boards do

Development Boards (formerly Career Boards) work across the Public Service system to support the development of senior leaders. They focus on leaders who, with supported development, enable a lift in senior leader capability and/or capacity across the Public Service.

Through this, they help ensure the Public Service is well led to deliver better services for all New Zealanders. 

Each Development Board also has a unique area of focus:

  • Te Pae Aramahi Kaupapa Here | Policy Development Board: to create policy leaders who support good ministerial decisions that improve the lives of New Zealanders.
  • Te Pae Aramahi Whakahaere | Operations Development Board: to create leaders who will transform Public Service operations for a future that better delivers for New Zealanders.
  • Te Pae Aramahi Rangatōpū | Corporate Development Board: to create strategic leaders who stimulate and lift Public Service performance through corporate service-led transformation.
  • Te Pae Aramahi o Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland Development Board: to facilitate opportunities for building the leadership capability of the Auckland cohort.
  • Te Pae Aramahi Pūnaha | System Development Board: provides a mechanism for ensuring consistency where needed across all of other boards and sets the combined areas of focus with input from boards.

Te Pae Aramahi | Development Board Chairs 

  • Te Pae Aramahi Kaupapa Here | Policy Development Board Chair — Brook Barrington 
  • Te Pae Aramahi Whakahaere | Operations Development Board Chair — Gaye Searancke
  • Te Pae Aramahi Rangatōpū | Corporate Development Board Chair — Renee Graham
  • Te Pae Aramahi o Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland Development Board Chair — Carolyn Tremain
  • Te Pae Aramahi Pūnaha | System Development Board Chair — Peter Hughes

Find further information about each board chair: Current Public Service leaders

Benefits of Te Pae Aramahi | Development Boards

Leaders receive a range of benefits from Development Boards, including:

  • feedback and advice from a senior leader outside their agency about the development available to support them progress their career goals
  • greater visibility across the system with senior leaders and more information about contestable roles to aspire to within the wider Public Service
  • the establishment of stronger cross Public Service networks
  • introductions to leaders across the Public Service to help with networking.
Contact the Te Pae Aramahi | Development Boards Secretariat