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Additional IPCA Board members

Elizabeth (Liz) Sinclair, MNZM

Liz has over 30 years public sector experience primarily in executive leadership roles, including as Deputy Secretary Operations, Ministry of Justice (2004 - 2011) and Deputy Commissioner, State Services Commission (2011 - 2016). Much of her public sector work has related to strategy, corporate management, service delivery and major change programmes. Her roles have also given her extensive exposure to machinery of government, Crown-Māori, information privacy/security and health and safety system issues.

Liz has always maintained an interest in how executive leadership and governance (both within and between agencies) can be strengthened to improve performance outcomes for New Zealanders, and secondly the importance of Crown/Maori relationships and giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

She holds a number of governance roles in the public sector, and chairs the Archives Council and the Ministry of Education Risk and Assurance Board.

She also conducts independent reviews in public sector and local government agencies.

In 2017 Liz became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Simon Murdoch, CNZM

Simon has a distinguished career as a NZ diplomat and public servant. He was the chief executive and secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and previously served as NZ High Commissioner to Canberra. Simon was the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet 1991-1998.

Simon holds governance positions on several public entities and was awarded the honour of Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009.

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