Secretary of defence
- Appointed July 2019.
- Previously chief executive and secretary for justice from August 2011.
- Earlier positions included deputy chief executive Ministry of Health from 2007, acting chief executive and director-general from August 2010 to January 2011, previously was secretary of the policy and legal group at the Ministry of Justice.
- Began his public service career in 1991 as a senior solicitor at the Ministry of Māori Development.
- Holds a Bachelor of laws from Victoria University.
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