Deputy Chief Executive, Immigration New Zealand
Nigel is the Deputy Chief Executive of Immigration New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand aims to deliver outstanding immigration services and bring in the best people New Zealand needs to prosper.
Nigel was previously the Acting Chief Executive Building and Housing Group within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Acting Chief Executive Department of Labour (DoL). He joined DoL as Deputy Chief Executive – Immigration in February 2010.
Nigel is an experienced senior public service leader with an extensive background in change management, service delivery and policy. He has been a public servant for over 20 years. He came to Immigration New Zealand from the Department of Building and Housing where he worked for nine years, most recently as Deputy Chief Executive sector capability having started his career with 10 years at the Department of Social Welfare. The majority of his experience is in front-line service delivery, in a number of operational and support leadership roles specifically within complex organisations undertaking change.
In 2000 he won a Chevening Aotearoa Fellowship to study in England. He was in the first intake for the Executive Leadership Programme and graduated in 2006 with an Executive Masters of Public Administration.