Free + Frank Advice


Mastering the Art of Free and Frank Advice

Attached below is the transcript of a speech made by Andrew Kibblewhite to IPANZ members in August of 2016 on the topic of Free and Frank Advice. He was then the Head of the Policy Profession and Chief Executive of DPMC. This speech offers much wisdom on the subject of Free and Frank Advice, including but not limited to, “Tell Ministers what they need to hear, not what you think they want to hear”. “Policy advice needs to be fearless. It needs to be bold in striving for new and different ways of doing things…”

  • 11 Aug 2021
  • Best Practice
  • Policy Advice
  • Public Servant

Free and frank advice in an open government

Andrew Kibblewhite (Chief Executive DPMC and Head of the Policy Profession), Judge Peter Boshier (Chief Ombudsman) and Hannah Cameron (Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Policy, State Services Commission) spoke about managing the provision of free and frank advice and timely access to information in an open government environment

  • 03 Oct 2018
  • Leadership
  • Policy Advice
  • Seminar
  • Wellington