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Joe Fowler

Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Manatū Taonga

Deputy chief executive, investment and outcomes

  • Appointed September 2021.
  • Heads Te Aka Tūhono, the Investment and Outcomes Group, which manages Te Tahua Whakamarohi Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund to support arts and culture.
  • Previously at Oranga Tamariki as general manager commissioning.
  • Was a senior manager in central and local government in the UK.
  • Has worked with iwi, Māori, non-governmental organisations and internal stakeholders to re-design the agency's procurement, funding and contracting.


Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Project Manager
Aug 2001 - Dec 2003
Department of Communities and Local Government
Programme Manager
Feb 2003 - Dec 2007
Sheffield City Council
Director of Commissioning, Director of Communications and Performance
Jul 2009 - Apr 2017
Ministry for Children / Oranga Tamariki
General Manager Commissioning
May 2017 - Aug 2021
Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Manatū Taonga
Deputy Chief Executive - Investment and Outcomes
Sep 2021 - Present

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