Melissa Gill
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Melissa Gill

Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora

Deputy chief executive, organisational assurance and communication

  • Has held senior leadership roles at MSD, including independent children’s monitor, legal services, health, safety and security, and the office of the chief executive
  • Worked in the minister’s office and for the former family and community services.
  • Previously general manager health, safety and security at the Ministry of Justice.


The Treasury Solicitors London
Jan 2000 - Dec 2002
Chen and Palmer Barristers and Solicitors
Senior Solicitor
Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
General Manager Health, Safety and Security, General Manager Organisational Projects
Nov 2014 - Feb 2017
Ministry of Justice / Tāhū o te Ture
General Manager Health, Safety and Security
Feb 2017 - Jul 2019
Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
Deputy Chief Executive Organisational Assurance and Communication, Executive Director, Independent Childrens Monitor
Jul 2019 - Present

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