Andrew Bridgman
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Andrew Bridgman

Ministry of Defence / Manatū Kaupapa Waonga

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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