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Maria Robertson
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Maria Robertson

Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua

Deputy chief executive, service delivery and operations

  • Appointed February 2013.
  • Leads a team of 900 staff in the passports, citizenship, births, deaths and marriages, community operations, charities and igovt areas.
  • Previously deputy chief executive organisational development and strategy.
  • Earlier general manager at Advanced Dynamics NZ and manager performance improvement woodproducts at Carter Holt Harvey.
  • Has held senior roles in Telecom, Comalco and Rio Tinto.


Corporate Positioning Manager
Jan 2001 - Dec 2003
Carter Holt Harvey
Manager Performance Improvement
Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
Advanced Dynamics
General Manager
Jan 2005 - Dec 2007
Department of Building and Housing
Deputy Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive - Organisation Development and Strategy
May 2007 - Nov 2012
Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
Deputy Chief Executive Service Delivery and Operations
Feb 2013 - Present

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