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Andres Kibblewhite, DPMC Chief ExecutiveHead of the Policy Profession

Andrew Kibblewhite, Chief Executive of DPMC, is Head of the Policy Profession. As Head of Profession, Andrew is responsible for improving the policy system – that is, the capabilities, systems, processes and standards.  (Responsibility for the provision of specific policy advice remains with relevant government departments and chief executives.)

This role is supported by the Policy Project team.  Deputy chief executives with policy responsibilities from across government – the Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network - are also key partners.

Speeches from the Head of the Policy Profession

Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network

The Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network is a group of Deputy Chief Executives with policy responsibilities committed to system-wide improvement in policy capability, design and delivery.  Members represent a wide variety of policy areas.

Members of the Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network Members of the Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network Members of the Tier 2 Policy Leaders Network

The Network meets regularly to discuss, share and champion policy improvement initiatives.

Here you can read about some of their discussions that shaped Phase 1 of the Policy Project:

August 2015 – update on the Policy Project

July 2015 – on longer term strategic policy questions

July 2015 – meeting with Hon Paula Bennett on the quality of policy advice

April 2015 – brainstorming a 'Heat Map' of urgent, looming and future policy issues

February 2015 – developing capability components and indicators for a high-performing policy shop

December 2014 – talking with the Deputy Prime Minister on best practice for ministers and officials working together

October 2014 – on how agencies are establishing or re-establishing relationships with Ministers

September 2014 – comments and feedback about the Treasury's Policy Measurement Project

June 2014 – feedback on 'The Policy Project Narrative and direction of travel' paper

May 2014 – on existing policy quality standards, and roles and functions for effective policy services

April 2014 – on the New Zealand policy system and how the Network could collectively improve the performance of the policy function across the public service