Governance, People and Executive Services

We support the Ministry and its people to work effectively as well as the Secretary of Defence in his role as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Defence.

The Governance, People and Executive Services Division undertakes a range of activities to ensure the Ministry is effective and accountable as the government's civilian advisor on defence matters and is a well-run, sustainable and resilient organisation. There are five branches: Governance and Assurance; Defence Audit and Assessment; Human Resources; Ministerial and Executive Services; and Office Management. The Division supports Ministry staff to work effectively and in strong partnership with the New Zealand Defence Force and other security sector agencies.

The Division is headed by Carol Douglass, Deputy Secretary, Governance, People and Executive Services.

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