E-govt unit gets interim head

The State Services Commission's e-government unit will be appointing an acting chief executive to fill the gap between current boss Brendan Boyle's scheduled departure on August 18 and the appointment of a permanent successor, not expected until early September.

The State Services Commission’s e-government unit will be appointing an acting chief executive to fill the gap between current boss Brendan Boyle’s scheduled departure on August 18 and the appointment of a permanent successor, not expected until early September.

Newspaper advertisements for the vacancy were placed last week, with a deadline of July 28 for applications. Attributes requested include “an in-depth knowledge and understanding of e-government and its implications on policy, public management, systems and people”.

Candidates should also possess an ability to develop good relationships with people at a variety of levels, including ministers, senior management experience in government, general management skills and “a strong understanding of technology-enabled change and its implications on organisations, people and systems".

Boyle is to become chief executive of Land Information New Zealand. The former incumbent of this position, Russ Ballard, has already left and an acting chief executive is in place.

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