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Who we are

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, Rebecca Kitteridge, reports to the Rt Hon Chris Hipkins, the Prime Minister. The Chief Executive is supported by senior managers:

  • Rebecca Kitteridge – 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:

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.

In this section

  • Our purpose

    DPMC’s purpose is to advance an ambitious, resilient and well-governed New Zealand.

  • Our Strategic Intentions

    Our Strategic Intentions provide an overview of DPMC, setting out how we will deliver on our purpose and support the Government to deliver its priorities.

  • How we deliver

    To deliver our purpose of advancing an ambitious, resilient and well-governed New Zealand, we perform four core functions: serving the Prime Minister and Cabinet; supporting well-conducted government; leading an effective National Security System; providing leadership and coordination of the Christchurch regeneration effort.

Last updated: 
Monday, 7 March 2022

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