DPMC is a mid-sized agency of nine business units based 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:
- Brook Barrington – Chief Executive
- Tony Lynch – Deputy Chief Executive, National Security Group
- Anneliese Parkin – Deputy Chief Executive, Policy
- Rachel Hayward – Secretary of the Cabinet/ Clerk of the Executive Council
- Clare Ward – Executive Director, Strategy, Governance and Engagement Group and Child Wellbeing and Poverty Reduction Group
- Katrina Casey – Executive Director, Implementation Unit and Deputy Chief Executive, COVID-19 Group
The Clerk of the Executive Council and the Official Secretary of Government House report to Her Excellency The Rt Hon Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, the Governor-General.
The business units are:
- Cabinet Office
- Government House
- Policy Advisory Group
- National Security Group
- Health Transition Unit
- Implementation Unit
- COVID-19 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. Dave Gawn is the Chief Executive of NEMA.