New secretary for justice named

Andrew Bridgman has been appointed secretary of defence and chief executive of the Ministry of Defence

New secretary for justice named

Andrew Kibblewhite will become secretary for justice and chief executive of the Ministry of Justice. He is currently chief executive of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

He succeeds Andrew Bridgman, who has been appointed as the secretary of defence and chief executive of the Ministry of Defence. Bridgman succeeds Helene Quilter, who was the first woman to be appointed to the role.

Bridgman commences in his new role on 1 July 2019, with a term of five years. Kibblewhite, who will also serve a five-year term, will commence on 1 February 2019.

The appointments are among five made by State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes.

“These appointments will be made by transfer,” Hughes said. “This approach ensures we retain strong, experienced leadership and continue to drive important transformation programmes underway across the Public Service. Stability of leadership is a critical component of delivering the promised changes.”

Brook Barrington, the current secretary of foreign affairs and trade and chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, succeeds Kibblewhite.

 

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