Peter Mersi
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Peter Mersi

Ministry of Transport / Te Manatū Waka

Chief executive and secretary for transport

  • Appointed July 2016.
  • Previously chief executive at Land Information NZ, deputy commissioner for business transformation at Inland Revenue, acting secretary for Internal Affairs, chief executive of the Department of Internal Affairs, and deputy secretary, state sector performance group at the Treasury.


The Treasury / Te Tai Ōhanga
Deputy Secretary
Jan 2004 - Mar 2010
Inland Revenue / Te Tari Taake
Deputy Commissioner, Business Transformation
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
Acting Chief Executive
Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
Land Information NZ / Toitū Te Whenua
Chief Executive
Jan 2012 - Jul 2016
Ministry of Transport / Te Manatū Waka
Chief Executive
Jul 2016 - Present

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