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Appointment of CE Department of Internal Affairs

Appointment of Chief Executive of Department of Internal Affairs
December 11 2007

The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, announced today the appointment of Brendan Boyle to the position of Chief Executive and Secretary for Internal Affairs, Department of Internal Affairs.

Mr Boyle is currently the Chief Executive for Land Information New Zealand, a position he has held since August 2003.

"Mr Boyle has proven experience as a Public Service chief executive. He has a range of skills and experiences that are relevant to the role of chief executive of the Department of Internal Affairs, including the ability to maintain positive working relationships with Ministers, other government departments and stakeholders.

"The Department of Internal Affairs is a complex organization that provides a range of services supporting government, communities and citizenship. It is responsible for providing information and services on matters relating to local government, identity services, citizenship, community development, gaming, racing, censorship, emergency management and State visits and ceremonies.

"As the incoming chief executive, Brendan Boyle will be required to gain and maintain the confidence of six Ministers, lead approximately 1300 staff in 17 locations in New Zealand and in two offshore locations, and provide visible leadership in areas of the department’s expertise and it’s contribution to the Development Goals for the State Services," Mark Prebble said.

A career public servant, Mr Boyle has held positions at the Land Titles Office in Dunedin (then part of the Justice Department) and was appointed Registrar-General of Land Information New Zealand in 1996. In 2000, Mr Boyle was appointed to the position of Director of the E-government Unit, in the State Services Commission.

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Mr Boyle has a Law Degree from Otago University and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1991. He completed a Masters in Business Administration at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan Business School in the USA in 2000 and has undertaken other Executive training at the Harvard Business School.

Mr Boyle takes up his appointment on 4 February 2008.

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