Andrew Kibblewhite, Chief Executive of DPMC, is Head of the Policy Profession. As Head of Profession, Andrew is responsible for improving the policy system – that is, the capabilities, systems, processes and standards. (Responsibility for the provision of specific policy advice remains with relevant government departments and chief executives.)
This role is supported by the Policy Project team. Deputy chief executives with policy responsibilities from across government – the Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network - are also key partners.
Speeches from the Head of the Policy Profession
- In Pursuit of Better Stewardship, Improving Intergenerational Governance Symposium, 23 March 2017
- People-centred policy, GEN Conference, 6 December 2016
- Launch of the Policy Project Frameworks, 23 August 2016
- Mastering the art of free and frank advice, Government Legal Network, 19 August 2016
- Mastering the art of free and frank advice, IPANZ, 17 August 2016
- Policy Ecosystem, Victoria University, School of Government, 23 February 2016
- Free, Frank and other F-words, IPANZ, 12 August 2015
- Great policy – responsive today, shaping tomorrow, IPANZ, 26 May 2015
- International Year of Evaluation launch, 18 March 2015
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network is a group of Deputy Chief Executives with policy responsibilities committed to system-wide improvement in policy capability, design and delivery. Members represent a wide variety of policy areas.
The Network meets every 6 weeks to discuss, share and champion policy improvement initiatives.
Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network workshops
Workshop – 13 August 2015
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network received an update on Policy Project work in progress and discussed strategies for improving policy quality and capability. See the 13 August 2015 workshop conversation tracker.
Workshop - 18 July 2015
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network were joined by the Head of the Policy Profession at a special session to identify longer term strategic policy questions. The challenge: what are the 5-10 top policy questions for the next 10 years? How might we collectively and proactively respond to them? See the 18 July 2015 workshop conversation tracker.
Workshop – 2 July 2015
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network met with Hon Paula Bennett, Minister of State Services, to seek her views on the quality of policy advice - what's working, what's not – and how we might better support Ministers to get the most out of the policy services available to them. See the 2 July 2015 workshop conversation tracker.
Workshop – 9 April 2015
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders were joined by the Head of the Policy Profession who gave the group a preview of themes and sought input for his 26 May IPANZ speech. The group workshopped a ‘Heat Map’ of urgent, looming and future policy issues. See the 9 April 2015 workshop conversation tracker.
Workshop – 26 February 2015
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders developed capability components and indicators for a high-performing policy shop and discussed how the group should work together in the coming year. See the conversation tracker for the 26 February 2015 workshop.
Workshop - 4 December 2014
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network engaged with the Deputy Prime Minister on best practice for ministers and officials working together. See the conversation tracker for the 4 December 2014 Workshop.
Workshop - 23 October 2014
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network explored how agencies are establishing or re-establishing relationships with Ministers. The Network had a discussion with the Head of the Policy Profession about expectations for working together and with the policy community. See the conversation tracker for the 23 October 2014 Workshop.
Workshop - 11 September 2014
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network provided comments and feedback about the Treasury’s Policy Measurement Project and initiated thinking on a capability maturity model. See the conversation tracker for the 11 September 2014 Workshop.
Workshop - 19 June 2014
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network provided feedback on the 'The Policy Project Narrative and direction of travel' paper. See the conversation tracker for the 19 June 2014 Workshop.
Workshop - 8 May 2014
The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network shared a number of agencies existing policy quality standards and explored common and emerging themes. The Network also briefly focused on roles and functions for effective policy services. See the conversation tracker for the 8 May 2014 Workshop.
Workshop - 3 April 2014
The first Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network workshop explored initial questions about the current state of the New Zealand policy system and discussed how the Network could collectively improve the performance of the policy function across the public service. See the conversation tracker for the 3 April 2014 Workshop.