The Government Chief Talent Officer (GCTO) role was established by the State Services Commissioner in 2014 to:
deliver the leadership and talent programme,
lead SSC's employment relations and workforce strategy responsibilities, and
act as the Head of Profession for Human Resources (HR) for the Public Service.
The GCTO is responsible for improving the capability and capacity of senior leaders in the State services, identifying and addressing skills gaps and taking a strategic approach to developing skilled leaders for the future.
The GCTO also gives strategic advice on workforce capability, capacity and change to chief executives and Ministers.
As the Head of the HR profession the GCTO is also working with other HR leaders and professionals to deepen strategic HR capability across government.
Andrew Hampton took up the role as inaugural GCTO in April 2014.