Sophie Mexsom
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Sophie Mexsom

Crown Law Office / Te Tari Ture o te Karauna

Deputy chief executive, strategy and corporate group, and chief operating officer

  • Appointed DCE in February 2020 after joining Crown Law in 2019.
  • Responsible for ensuring Crown Law delivers on its strategy for responsible, lawful government.
  • Holds a Master’s in International Studies from Otago University.
  • Has served in a variety of policy and leadership roles in the education, and defence and security sectors.


Tertiary Education Commission / Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua
Policy Analyst
Dec 2000 - Mar 2004
University of Otago
Visiting Lecturer
Nov 2001 - Feb 2003
New Zealand Government
Change Delivery Manager, Operational Branch Manager
Jun 2012 - Apr 2019
Attorney-General's Department
Director, Middle East & Africa (Secondment)
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
Crown Law Office / Te Tari Ture o te Karauna
Deputy Chief Executive Strategy & Corporate, Acting Deputy Chief Executive Strategy & Corporate, General Manager Operational Services
Apr 2019 - Present

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