Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Recognising Outstanding Women Public Servants

Ria Mcbride Management Award Recognises Outstanding Women Public Servants

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, in conjunction with the New Horizons for Women Trust, today announced that Leanne Gibson, IT Customer Services Manager at the Ministry of Social Development, is the winner of the Ria McBride Management Award.

Ms Gibson is the fourth winner of the Ria McBride Public Service Management Award, which provides a grant of $15,000 for study and associated costs," he said.

The Award's namesake was an outstanding woman public servant of her generation. Ria McBride joined the Public Service Commission (the predecessor of the State Services Commission) in 1946 and in 1955 became the first woman appointed to the prestigious position of Chief Clerk.

She overcame many barriers. She fought not only for her own right to a career, but for better pay and conditions for women across the Public Service.

"Like Ria McBride, Leanne Gibson is a role model for women in the Public Service. Ms Gibson leads a team of 80 staff in the largest information technology organisation in government and the fifth largest IT organisation in New Zealand.

She intends to use her Award to complete a Master of Public Management through the School of Government at Victoria University.

"Compared with Miss McBride's day, the current generation of talented women public servants have many more opportunities for advancement.

"The government jobsite http://www.jobs.govt.nz , features profiles of enthusiastic and skilled women public servants - some doing jobs that were undreamt of in Miss McBride's day. But we can still do better.

"In July this year a new senior leadership and development strategy was launched for the Public Service. The main aim of this strategy is to build a group of home grown talented managers of the required quality, quantity and diversity to meet the future needs of the Public Service," Mr Wintringham said.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news