Andrew Kibblewhite
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Andrew Kibblewhite

Ministry of Justice / Tāhū o te Ture

Secretary for justice and chief executive

  • Appointed February 2019.
  • Previously chief executive of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for seven years.
  • Was deputy chief executive at Treasury, director of the policy advisory group at DPMC, and general manager strategic development at the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.
  • Holds a BSc (Hons) from Canterbury University, a BCA from Victoria University, and an MBA (Arjay Millar Scholar) from Stanford University.


Industrial Research Ltd
General Manager, R&D Operations
Jun 2004 - Nov 2004
Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet / Te Tari o te Pirimia me te Komiti Matua
Director, Policy Advisory Group
Nov 2004 - Mar 2010
The Treasury / Te Tai Ōhanga
Deputy Chief Executive
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012
Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet / Te Tari o te Pirimia me te Komiti Matua
Chief Executive
Jun 2012 - Dec 2019
Ministry of Justice / Tāhū o te Ture
Secretary for Justice
Feb 2019 - Present

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