10 August 2016
Heritage New Zealand Chief Executive appointed
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board Chair Wyatt Creech and Maori Heritage Council Chair John Clarke welcome the appointment of Andrew Coleman as Chief Executive.
Mr Coleman is currently the Chief Operations Officer for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). He has also held positions of acting Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive for Operations with the Ministry of Fisheries before the merger with MPI in 2012. Before this he spent 10 years in the New Zealand Customs Service and 20 years with the New Zealand Police in roles including Detective Sergeant and Inspector.
“Andrew has considerable experience in Government process and policy, proven leadership of a national organisation, success in implementing internal and external strategies and relationships, excellent business acumen and a proven record of delivering outcomes,” says Mr Creech.
“His appointment as Heritage New Zealand’s Chief Executive will ensure the organisation continues to grow its engagement with key stakeholders and ensure the best heritage outcomes are achieved by this country’s lead national heritage agency.”
Mr Coleman replaces former Chief Executive Bruce Chapman, who left in February this year after almost 10 years in the role.
Heritage New Zealand is an autonomous Crown entity. It is supported by the Government and funded via Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Its work, powers and functions are defined by the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014.