Dept of Internal Affairs deputy executive shuffle

Two new appointments made, while another becomes vacant

The two new deputy chief executive posts at the Department of Internal Affairs advertised in October have been filled, while another role overseeing government online services has become vacant.

The DIA has appointed Tim Occleshaw to the new role of deputy chief executive Service and System Transformation. He will take up the position in mid-December.

He will report to chief executive Colin MacDonald and sit on the executive leadership team.

Occleshaw was a deputy commissioner at Inland Revenue and a former CIO at the Ministry of Social Development.

Service and System Transformation is one of two new branches in Internal Affairs that has been established from the previous Knowledge, Information Research and Technology branch. The other new branch is the Information and Knowledge Services Branch.

Sue Powell, currently acting deputy chief executive Service and System Transformation, has been appointed deputy chief executive of the Information and Knowledge Services branch. She also sits on the executive leadership team.

Meanwhile, a third deputy chief executive position, heading the existing Service Delivery and Operations unit, has fallen vacant, with the resignation of Charles Ronaldson.

The service delivery and operations post offers “an opportunity to innovate for a step-change in Internal Affairs delivery of services to New Zealand’s citizens and communities” and to “take a lead role in building and shaping Internal Affairs organisational culture,” says a recruitment advertisement.

The SDO branch is responsible for delivering services for passports, citizenship, births deaths and marriages, identity services, charities and community operations, as well as customer services and branch development and support.

SDO is also responsible for “future-focused, cross-government identity information management that will support Internal Affairs responsibility to deliver Result 10 — ‘New Zealanders can complete their transactions with government easily in a digital environment’,” says the advertisement.

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Randal this is very old news. Have you been away?



What have they actually delivered over the years? And what have others delivered in spite of them? How often do they manage to move on just before delivery and why are their careers so entwined? Why were some promoted in favour of others and were other candidates considered?



6 restructures at DIA in 4 years.

Our GCIO is meant to be a leader when the credibility of DIA is, unfairly, called into question. Colin needs to take a leadership role and be transparent.

Bottom line is will DIA get mandate from this govt or just be a toothless Labrador barking at shadows.



It would be interesting to know what formal qualifications these people have, exams taken, qualifications gained etc, other than informal associations with professional bodies etc.



Legacy & Governance It would be interesting to hear Tim Occleshaw's views on the happenings at MSD especially given his new appointment at DIA as Head of Government ICT Transformation.

Did he (as an example) feel he left an appropriate governance regime in place after he had left MSD?

What and why did IRD write down 40 million? etc.



Interesting how some "top" (?!) managers leave before their projects are completed. IRD is in a bit of a mess with its Transformation.



Damn you Illuminati and your nefarious ways!

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