Richard Waggott
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Richard Waggott

Department of Corrections / Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Deputy chief executive, people and capability

  • Appointed August 2020.
  • Leads the ministerial, media and organisational change teams and a justice sector-wide team including bail support and pre-trial services.
  • Previously DCE corporate services, DCE service development, general manager human resources and director of learning and development.
  • More than 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors.


Future Strategies Consulting
Training & Leadership Development - Consultant
Jan 2002 - Nov 2003
Department of Corrections / Ara Poutama Aotearoa
Learning & Development Manager
Jan 2005 - Nov 2007
Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)
Lead Consultant
Dec 2007 - Jul 2008
Department of Corrections / Ara Poutama Aotearoa
Deputy Chief Executive People & Capability, Deputy Chief Executive Corporate Services, Deputy Chief Executive Service Development - secondment, General Manager Human Resources, Director, People Capability
Oct 2010 - Present
Dec 2011 - Present

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