Judging process

Judging will take place in two stages. At the first stage, a sub-committee of the judges will evaluate each entry against the criteria for the relevant award category.

The judges will select a small number of finalists for each award category.

When shortlisting is completed we will advise all applicants whether they have been chosen as a finalist.

Finalists will be given full details and advice on how to prepare in advance of the judging days in July.

Finalist must attend the judging days in person, where they will make a 10-minute presentation to the judges and have 20 minutes to answer questions.

Judging days will be held in Wellington. Agencies will be expected to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for finalists.

Judges’ decisions will be final.

All winners will be announced at an evening event at Te Papa Awards on 12 September.

Judges 

Senior Judges

Our Senior Judges will select the finalists for each Award category, Chair the judging panels and recommend the overall winner to receive the Prime Minister’s Award.

  • John Ombler, QSO, Deputy State Services Commissioner
  • Lil Anderson, Acting Chief Executive, Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti
Better Outcomes and Service Excellence Award
  • John Ombler, QSO, Deputy State Services Commissioner
  • Lil Anderson, Acting Chief Executive, Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti
  • Keriana Brooking, Deputy Director-General of Health, Health System Improvement and Innovation, Ministry of Health
  • Colin MacDonald, QSO, former Chief Executive, Department of Internal Affairs and Land Information New Zealand
Māori Crown Relationships Award
  • John Ombler, QSO, Deputy State Services Commissioner
  • Lil Anderson, Acting Chief Executive, Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti
  • Michelle Hippolite, Chief Executive, Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Ngahiwi Apanui, Chief Executive, Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori
Leadership in Governance Award
  • John Ombler, QSO, Deputy State Services Commissioner
  • Lil Anderson, Acting Chief Executive, Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti
  • Liz Coutts, ONZM, President, Institute of Directors
  • Jackie Lloyd, National Council Member, Institute of Directors
Young Leader of the Year Award
  • John Ombler, QSO, Deputy State Services Commissioner
  • Lil Anderson, Acting Chief Executive, Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti
  • Matalena Leaupepe, Director, Government Centre, Dispute Resolution, MBIE
  • Sergeant Whitiaira Timutimu, Māori Responsiveness Advisor, NZ Police

Please click here to view the judges bios.

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