Kellie Coombes
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Kellie Coombes

Ministry for Women / Manatū Wāhine

Secretary for women and chief executive

  • Appointed June 18, 2021.
  • Previously deputy commissioner, systems and agency performance at Public Service Commission.
  • Responsibilities included supporting the recruitment, appointment and employment of public service chief executives and performance reviews.
  • Earlier held senior leadership positions the public sector.


Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
Various policy roles
Mar 2005 - Dec 2015
Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
Private Secretary
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016
Public Service Commission / Te Kawa Mataaho
Acting Deputy Commissioner, System and Agency Performance, Director, Office of the Head of State Services
Mar 2016 - Jun 2021
Ministry for Women / Manatū Wāhine
Secretary for Women and Chief Executive, Te Tumu Whakarae mō te wahine
Jun 2021 - Present

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