DPMC is now a mid-sized agency of eight business units, with approximately 275 staff in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. We have a unique role as the trusted advisor, leader, and steward of our system of executive government.
We are unified by an overarching purpose: to advance an ambitious, resilient and well-governed New Zealand.
DPMC's Chief Executive, Brook Barrington, reports to the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister. The Chief Executive is supported by senior managers:
- Anneliese Parkin, Deputy Chief Executive, Policy
- Michael Webster, Secretary of the Cabinet/Clerk of the Executive Council
- Tony Lynch, Deputy Chief Executive, National Security Group
- Clare Ward, Executive Director, Strategy, Governance and Engagement Group. Acting Executive Director, Greater Christchurch Group and Child Wellbeing and Poverty Reduction Group
- Cheryl Barnes, Deputy Chief Executive COVID-19 Group
- Gregory Baughen, Official Secretary, Government House
- Richard Kay, Chief of Staff
The Clerk of the Executive Council and the Official Secretary of Government House report to Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, the Governor-General.
The business units are:
- Cabinet Office
- Government House
- Policy Advisory Group
- National Security Group
- Greater Christchurch Group
- Strategy, Governance and Engagement Group
- Child Wellbeing and Poverty Reduction Group
The National Emergency Management Agency was established on 1 December 2019, replacing the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management. The National Emergency Management Agency is an autonomous Departmental Agency hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Carolyn Schwalger is the Chief Executive of NEMA.