Tue 4 Jul 2023 AT 7:15 am , Wellington

New Professionals - Meet the Chiefs with Mervin Singham

Join the IPANZ New Professionals Leadership Team for a light breakfast and the opportunity to meet Mervin Singham, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Ethnic Communities.

Come at 7.15am for breakfast, the speaker will start at 7.45am, it's an early start but well worth the effort to hear Mervin discuss first-hand his career path, highlights and challenges. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and engage with Mervin as well.

About the speaker:

Mervin is a highly experienced public servant who previously led the Office of Ethnic Affairs.

Before becoming the new ministry’s first Chief Executive, he was the Executive Director at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions.

From 2012 to 2018 he held several executive leadership roles at the Department of Internal Affairs, including Deputy Chief Executive - Stewardship and Organisational Sustainability and Deputy Chief Executive - Strategy and Governance. Between 2000 and 2004 he was Chief Mediator at the Human Rights Commission and between 1997 and 2000 was the Complaints Manager at the Office of Race Relations Conciliator.

Mervin holds a Master of Laws (1st class honours) from Auckland University and a Bachelor of Laws (honours) from the University of Canterbury.