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Strategy, Governance and Engagement Group (SGE)

What we do

The SGE supports DPMC to achieve its strategic priorities and manage risk by working across the department, ensuring it has sound strategy, effective governance, and efficient organisational systems and processes.

The key elements of the SGE's role are:

  • advice and support to the Chief Executive, the Executive Leadership Team, and the Senior Management Team
  • leadership of strategic planning and oversight of DPMC's strategic and organisational development
  • management of governance processes, legal risk, compliance, accountability reporting, assurance, security (in conjunction with the Chief Security Officer), and risk management across DPMC
  • coordinating OIAs, PQs, and Ministerials
  • the provision of legal advice and services to support DPMC’s corporate roles and policy and operational responsibilities in the greater Christchurch regeneration, civil defence and emergency management, and national security
  • the provision of strategic communications at a whole-of-department level, including external and internal communications, strategic advice in a national security event and supporting the Greater Christchurch Group’s communications needs
  • management of DPMC customer interface, setting performance expectations, and service performance monitoring with Central Agencies Shared Services to coordinate and prioritise services across DPMC
  • leading change management and oversight of change across DPMC
  • oversight of portfolio, programme, and project management across the DPMC.
Last updated: 
Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Latest publications

DPMC Strategic Intentions 2023/24 to 2026/27

Corporate document
17 Feb 2023

Annual Report 2022

Corporate document
17 Oct 2022

Annual Report 2021

Corporate document
21 Oct 2021

Annual Report 2020

Corporate document
21 Dec 2020

Chief Executive expenses disclosures

Information release
31 Jul 2020

DPMC Strategic Intentions 2020/21 to 2023/24

Corporate document
30 Jul 2020

Contact us

General enquiries

Contact us by using our online enquiry form

Office of the Chief Executive
Level 8 Executive Wing
Parliament Buildings


(04) 830 5000

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