The Secretary for Justice and Chief Executive, Ministry of Justice, Andrew Bridgman, has been appointed Secretary of Defence and Chief Executive, Ministry of Defence, for five years from 1 July 2019.
Andrew Kibblewhite, who is currently Chief Executive, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, has been appointed Secretary for Justice and Chief Executive, Ministry of Justice, for five years from 1 February 2019.
State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes says the appointments, which are among five public service chief executive appointments, are the result of vacancies that will occur over the next 12 months.
Chief executives are appointed for a term of not more than 5 years and can be reappointed for a second subsequent term. The maximum a chief executive can serve in the same role is usually limited to eight years.