Alistair Mason
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Alistair Mason

Social Wellbeing Agency / Toi Hau Tāngata

Director, office of the chief executive

  • Appointed February 2020.
  • Has been with the agency since its establishment as the Social Investment Unit in 2015.
  • Oversees ministerial engagement, communications, and provides advice and support to the Cabinet Social Wellbeing Board and Social Wellbeing Committee.
  • Spent close to 10 years as ministerial adviser for a variety of ministers, primarily covering social portfolios.
  • Has worked for some of the world’s leading public relations firms in London, Hong Kong, the UAE and Wellington.


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Account Director
Mar 2010 - Nov 2010
New Zealand Government
Ministerial Advisor
Oct 2010 - Nov 2014
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
Social Investment Unit, New Zealand Government
Principal Advisor
Jul 2015 - Feb 2020
Social Wellbeing Agency / Toi Hau Tāngata
Director, Office of the Chief Executive
Feb 2020 - Present

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