David Wood

David Wood

Acting Deputy Chief Executive
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David was appointed Acting Deputy Chief Executive in December 2022, having previously served as Principal Adviser to the Deputy Chief Executive from February 2020. He has also served overseas as the Economic Counsellor to New Zealand’s Permanent Delegation at the OECD in Paris.

David oversees the enablement functions within the Ministry, which include People, Finance, Security and Organisational Resilience, Asset Management, Information Management, Portfolio Management, and Commercial Operations.
David built his career at the New Zealand Treasury, including serving as Deputy Secretary. He’s also performed leadership and analytical roles in the environment, education, health, justice and local government sectors.


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