Richard Griffiths
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Richard Griffiths

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Hīkina Whakatutuki

Deputy chief executive, corporate governance and information

  • Appointed May 2021 after 10 months as acting DCE.
  • Previously general manager people and culture.
  • Began career as an accountant and financial analyst before moving to organisational development, leadership and change roles.
  • Spent eight years at BNZ as a member of the executive team.
  • Has held senior HR roles at ASB, Fonterra and Air NZ in operations roles, including manager NZ airports.
  • Holds a BCom from the University of Auckland.


Manager Learning and Development
Apr 2006 - Aug 2007
Customer 1st Change Manager, Manager Learning and Change Management
Sep 2007 - Dec 2009
New Zealand Industry Training Organisation (NZITO)
Jan 2008 - Nov 2009
Director Transformation & Enterprise Performance, Director Strategy and Business Performance
Oct 2014 - May 2018
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Hīkina Whakatutuki
General Manager People & Culture
Jun 2018 - Present

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