Richard Bargh
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Richard Bargh

Customs Service / Te Mana Arai o Aotearoa

Deputy chief executive, policy, legal and strategy

  • Previously group manager revenue and assurance at Customs, responsible for revenue collection, trade services and assurance.
  • He was the lead for Customs’ covid-19 economic recovery programme and was executive lead for Customs’ trade strategy.
  • Joined Customs in 2005. Has over 25 years’ experience in public-sector policy, project management and operations.
  • Completed an Executive Master’s in Public Administration in 2008.


Customs Service / Te Mana Arai o Aotearoa
Manager International Relations
Nov 2005 - Feb 2011
Customs Service / Te Mana Arai o Aotearoa
Acting Group Manager Policy, Manager Trade Facilitation and Compliance, Policy
Apr 2011 - Sep 2013
Customs Service / Te Mana Arai o Aotearoa
Deputy Chief Executive Policy, Legal and Strategy, Group Manager Revenue and Assurance, Manager, Service Delivery
Jan 2014 - Present

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