The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today announced that Andrew Bridgman has agreed to act as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Justice and Secretary for Justice.

The current Chief Executive, Belinda Clark, finishes in her role on 3 June 2011.

Mr Bridgman is currently Deputy Chief Executive at the Ministry of Health, a position he has held since October 2007. During this period Mr Bridgman also held the position of Acting Chief Executive & Director General of Health for 6 months from August 2010 to January 2011.

Prior to his role at Health, Mr Bridgman was the Deputy Secretary, Policy and Legal at the Ministry of Justice from early 2004.

Mr Bridgman will take up the role on 4 June 2011.

The State Services Commission has the recruitment process underway for the new chief executive.

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Contact: Marian Mortensen, acting Communications Manager, Tel 04 495 6620

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