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MSD boss moves on


Peter Hughes, rated the best public sector chief executive last year, is leaving his post at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

NZPA
Thu, 31 Mar 2011

Peter Hughes, rated the best public sector chief executive last year, is leaving his post at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

The Government announced Mr Hughes' resignation today, saying he would remain in the role until his contract expired in September.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said Mr Hughes, who had been at the ministry for nearly a decade, had done an outstanding job.

"A job of this magnitude demands a long tenure and Peter Hughes absolutely gave it 100 percent," Ms Bennett said.

"Peter will leave the Ministry of Social Development in excellent shape and can be hugely proud of what's been achieved in the social sector under his leadership."

In addition to his role managing nearly 10,000 staff at MSD, Mr Hughes also had leadership roles across the wider public sector, including chairing Victoria University's School of Government Advisory Board and sitting on the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust and the Leadership Development Centre boards.

"Trans Tasman (political letter) last year recognised those efforts in rating Peter Hughes as New Zealand's best public sector chief executive," Ms Bennett said.

NZPA
Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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