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The Skills Organisation

As the professional development experts for the public sector, our role is to provide high-quality, relevant workplace learning programmes for employees in local and central government organisations.

We provide a range of programmes, such as core public services, business administration and management to adult education, dispute resolution and compliance. We also cater for more diverse, specialist programmes. These programmes are linked to qualifications registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

The Skills Organisation is a corporate member of IPANZ and provides generous financial support to help sponsor events and activities.


Adele McLean
Sector Manager, State Sector & Local Government

The Skills Organisation - public sector website


Deloitte is a leading adviser to a wide variety of public sector clients, both large and small, throughout New Zealand and overseas. We work alongside our public sector clients to ensure they reap the benefits of change, emerging technology, processes and ideas.

Our people are based in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, serving clients that range from New Zealand's largest companies to smaller businesses with ambition to grow.

Deloitte is a corporate member of IPANZ and provides in-kind support for events and advice for IPANZ finance and tax.


Dave Lovatt

Public Sector Practice Leader


We’ve been helping New Zealanders find the right financial solutions to suit their lives since 1861. We first opened back then as The Bank of New South Wales, and then changed our name to Westpac in 1982. Along the way we’ve grown stronger by joining forces with the Commercial Bank of Australia and Trust Bank – to become Westpac New Zealand Limited.

We bank all sorts of people and businesses – from young children, to first home-owners through to big corporates and the New Zealand Government. Nearly a quarter of all Kiwis bank with Westpac, so we’ve got great experience and knowledge to draw on when it comes to helping people with their very first bank account, all the way through to their retirement.

With almost 200 branches, and around 500 ATMs, we’re one of New Zealand’s largest banks. We provide a full range of banking and financial services for personal, business and agribusiness banking.


Brent Chalmers

Head of Public Sector

The State Services Commission (SSC) is responsible for ensuring performance excellence and high standards of integrity across New Zealand's State services.