At a symposium on Improving Intergenerational Governance, Andrew Kibblewhite talked about his stewardship roles including as Head of the Policy Profession.
“As steward of the policy system I am charged with ensuring consistent improvements in policy quality and capability over time... We need to be helping shape policy debates and designing policies and programmes to improve the long-term wellbeing of NZ and New Zealanders. And that means anticipating future issues, seizing opportunities and proactively offering advice on the issues we think matter the most”. He stressed that “the provision of free and frank advice now has a stewardship element: it is now a legislative obligation to have the capacity to offer free and frank advice to successive governments.”
Read his full speech here: In Pursuit of Better Stewardship (PDF 180 KB).