Will Brian Roche be NZ’s next top public servant?

Will Brian Roche be NZ’s next top public servant?
Brian Roche says being a public sector manager is harder than it looks. (Image: NZME)
Jem Traylen
It’s one of the most powerful offices in the land – some might say even rivalling that of the prime minister – and so far, it has only ever been given to male public servants of European descent.The head of the Public Service Commission is the employer of the 39 chief executives (CEs) in the inner tier of central government and is responsible for leading them in developing the culture and effectiveness of the public service and investigating any concerns raised about their integrity.On paper, they’re appointed by the gov...

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