Michael Lovett

Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government

Department of Internal Affairs- Te Tari Taiwhenua

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Michael is Deputy Chief Executive for the Local Government branch – Ue te Hīnātore.

Michael provides capability and network intelligence to support a range of activities across central government agencies that interface with local government. His role covers the central North Island with portfolios covering digital local government, funding and financing of local government and community resilience.

Michael has worked in a variety of senior management roles in operational and policy agencies across the New Zealand public sector including the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry for the Environment and Department of Corrections. He started his career as a forensic psychologist and holds a Bachelor of Science and an Executive Master of Public Administration.

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30 August 2023
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