Renee Graham
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Renee Graham

Social Wellbeing Agency / Toi Hau Tāngata

Chief executive

  • Appointed June 2021.
  • Previously secretary for women and chief executive of the Ministry for Women, from June 2017.
  • Earlier held senior policy roles at the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Development.
  • Prior experience in operational roles in Work and Income.
  • Holds a Master of Public Policy (with merit) and BCA from Victoria University.
  • Of Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Raukawa descent.


Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
General Manager
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Policy Director
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Ministry for Women / Manatū Wāhine
Chief Executive
Jun 2017 - Jun 2021
Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Manatū Taonga
Acting Chief Executive
Oct 2018 - Jun 2021
Social Wellbeing Agency / Toi Hau Tāngata
Chief Executive
Jun 2021 - Present

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