Kim Chambers
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Kim Chambers

Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua

Director, office of the chief executive

  • Joined the Department in 2017.
  • Previously held a senior leadership role as General Manager, Communications.
  • Has 20 years’ experience in media and strategic communications roles in the private, public and local government sectors, including at the Ministry of Social Development, Nelson City Council and the Ministry of Health.
  • Supports the chief executive.
  • Member of the executive leadership team.
  • Provides strategic advice to the chief executive, may lead special projects, and acts as the Chief Executive’s delegate when required.


Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
Manager Corporate Affairs
Jan 2007 - Dec 2010
Nelson City Council
Communications Consultant & Nelson Arts Festival Publicist
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
Freelance Communications Consultant
Freelance PR Specialist
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
New Zealand Police / Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa
Senior Media Advisor (contract) - NZ Police
Jan 2016 - Present
Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
Director, Acting, General Manager Communications, Manager, Communications - Information Knowledge Services
Mar 2017 - Present

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