Director - Organisational Strategy and Performance

Wellington based
  • Significant senior leadership role driving organisational strategy and performance.
  • Lead a nexus of functions in strategy, governance, planning and executive services.
  • Bring fresh thinking and innovation to this critical role.

    Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury is the New Zealand Government’s lead economic and financial advisor and its vision is to lift living standards for all New Zealanders.   

    Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Performance Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director OSP will have overall responsibility for developing and supporting Treasury’s organisational strategy, planning and performance and organisational change.

    This role will influence and bring fresh thinking on the systems, processes and support for effective planning and coordination of the various work programmes across the Treasury.

    As Director, you will bring:

    • senior level experience managing governance support functions and organisational strategy development;
    • exceptional functional management of people, resources, systems and processes;
    • credible communication and engagement skills;
    • an ability to build organisational capability;
    • in-depth analytical skills relating to complex issues in a changing and ambiguous environment;
    • experience gained in the public sector and be well-networked; and
    • an understanding of te ao Māori and the principles of Te Tiriti.

    This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a high-performing team that strives to support and deliver internal services that lead to operational excellence for the organisation. This role provides you with an opportunity to join a central government agency with a strong focus on delivery and do meaningful work with motivated people that has a tangible impact on the lives of New Zealanders and the future generations.

    If you enjoy a changing and evolving environment and you have excellent written and verbal communication skills, then you will relish this opportunity as it offers so much! Most importantly, diversity and inclusion, good work/life balance, flexible working arrangements and a highly motivated executive leadership team.

    Applications close 21st April 2023

    For further information and a Job Description or to apply please contact Graeme Sandri ( or Tony Walsh ( from SWR Executive Search who have been appointed to undertake this search assignment.



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