Emily Fabling
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Emily Fabling

Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Manatū Taonga

Deputy chief executive, policy and sector performance

  • Appointed November 2021. Previously was deputy secretary strategy, planning and governance at the Ministry of Education for four years, leading strategy, sector performance, legal, corporate communications and ministerial servicing. Policy background includes senior roles in education, labour and immigration policy. Serves on the board of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, and previously was a board member of Fulbright NZ.


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National Manager, Recognised Seasonal Employment
Aug 2010 - Jan 2013
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Unit Manager, Asia Pacific Regional
Feb 2013 - Aug 2013
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Hīkina Whakatutuki
Executive Director, Immigration
Aug 2013 - May 2016
Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Group Manager, International Education
May 2015 - Jul 2019
Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Deputy Secretary - Strategy, Planning & Governance
Sep 2017 - Aug 2021

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