Stephen Crombie
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Stephen Crombie

Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora

Deputy chief executive, people and capability

  • Leadership experience in public and private sectors in strategy, business transformation and digital delivery.
  • Previously chief executive of Education Payroll.
  • Held senior roles at Police, the Department of Internal Affairs and the State Services Commission.
  • Seconded to the government’s service transformation programme as Executive Director.


Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
Deputy Chief Executive - Knowledge, Information, Research and Technology, General Manager - Government Technology Services
May 2008 - Dec 2011
Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
Executive Director - Service Transformation
Dec 2011 - Jul 2012
New Zealand Police / Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa
2IC Strategy and Executive Director; Information, Technology and Systems, Chief Information Officer
Jul 2012 - Jun 2015
Education Payroll / Rārangi Utu a-Mātauranga
Chief Executive Officer
Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
Deputy Chief Executive
Jan 2018 - Present

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