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We are a small agency that has about 200 staff who come from a variety of backgrounds.
I love having the opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated people.
Senior Human Resources Advisor, HR Sarah
I have the privilege of supporting a number of teams within the Ministry and love the opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated people. I first joined the team in 2017 after a period of secondment to the Ministry. Since that time have learnt so much about the work of the Ministry and our Defence Force – it’s really rewarding place to work.
Peter led the team which delivered HMNZS Aotearoa - the Navy’s new tanker and Antarctic support ship
Director, Air Domain Peter
After gaining his BSc (Hons), Peter joined the Royal Air Force, before moving to New Zealand and joining RNZAF. After a career in commercial roles within defence and the private sector, Peter joined the Ministry and has led the Maritime Sustainment Capability team to deliver HMNZS Aotearoa (The Royal New Zealand Navy’s new tanker and Antarctic support ship), the Network Enabled Army Programme and the new Information Domain. He is now the Director Air Domain, responsible for all Ministry led aerospace projects.
I really enjoy working with such an interesting and talented group of people.
Deputy Director, Policy Branch Simon
After a number of years in the New Zealand Army and working for another government department I joined the Ministry of Defence in 2006 as a Principal Advisor Computing and Information Technology. Since then I have worked on wide range projects including command and control systems, frigate self-defence weapons, helicopters, and work force and financial modelling.
I currently work as the Deputy Director Policy Branch providing advice to the Government on a number of challenging policy issues.
I really enjoy working with such an interesting and talented group of people. Much of the work in the Ministry is collaborative, both with the Defence Force and a wide range of other government agencies and stakeholders. It is a great opportunity to develop wide networks and exposure to the machinery of government.
In 2009 I was appointed to the team that worked on the first Defence White paper for 13 years. This work involved reviewing the entire Defence organisation over an 18-month period and presenting options to Government about the future force structure and major capabilities our Defence Force would need to meet the Government’s objectives.
The Ministry also supported me when I did part-time post graduate study, and I continue to serve as a member of the Territorial Force of the New Zealand Army, which has included a seven month operational deployment.