Trans - Tasman social and health service challenges
Brendan will be joined by a panel of special guests:-
Finn Pratt AO PSM, Secretary of the Department of Social Services
Kathryn Campbell CSC, Secretary of the Department of Human Services
Brendan became Chief Executive of the Ministry in October 2011. In addition to leading the Ministry, Brendan is the Chair of the Social Sector Board, a formal multi-government-agency group that reports to Ministers about cross-sector issues. The Social Sector Board includes the Vulnerable Children’s Board overseeing implementation of the Children’s Action Plan and the Joint Venture Board.
Prior to joining the Ministry, Brendan was Chief Executive of Internal Affairs from February 2008 and Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand from August 2003. Before that Brendan was the inaugural Director of the e-Government Unit of the State Services Commission, charged with leading the development of an e-government strategy and work programme.
Brendan has a law degree (1990) from Otago University and an MBA (2000) from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also completed further executive education at the Harvard Business School and the AVIRA Leadership Programme at INSEAD in France (2010).