Tue 28 Nov 2017 AT 17:30 pm , Auckland

Systems thinking in Auckland

Delivering outcomes for Auckland’s people and places requires coordinated action across central and local government, working as an integrated system with the private sector and community organisations. Our different organisations need to share goals, interact effectively, and operate so that we achieve positive outcomes by harnessing our many linkages and interdependencies.

This seminar explores what it would take for us to work as a system in Auckland, the benefits, barriers and challenges to this, and what we could do to work together better, with participants from MartinJenkins, the Auckland Policy Office and Deloitte.

Speaker profiles

Joanna Collinge

Joanna, Consulting Manager at MartinJenkins Auckland, has connections across community, national and international arenas. She has experience at chief executive and governance levels, and of the Auckland and the Wellington central public service, and knowledge of international good practice.

Prior to joining MartinJenkins, Joanna was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission for two five-year terms, growing the Crown entity from an anti-discrimination body to the country’s first broad-based national human rights institution. She managed the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, developing it from a loose network to an aligned organisation, influential within the United Nations. Joanna is Co-Chair of Oxfam New Zealand and a member of Oxfam’s International Board of Supervisors, governing a global transformation programme.

Lewis Holden

Chief Executive on Assignment | Deputy Commissioner, Auckland

Lewis leads the Auckland Policy Office on behalf of the State Services Commission. He convenes and chairs the “Auckland New Zealand Needs” group of government Chief Executives and has assumed a leadership role in a large number of governance groups and boards. These include:

  • Special advisor to the Chair of the Government’s South Auckland Social Investment Board
  • Member of the Governance Board for the Auckland Transport Alignment Project
  • Member of the Auckland Social Sector Leaders Group
  • Co-chair of Auckland Council/Central Government Auckland Executive Oversight Group
  • Lead Central Government official on preparations for the 36th Defence of the America’s Cup.

Lewis was the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage from 2009 to 2015. He has held senior leadership roles in the Treasury, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Ministry of Economic Development. From 1999 to 2001 he served as Alternate Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Michael Mills

Michael, Director Wellington Office, joined MartinJenkins in 1999 after a 15-year career in the New Zealand public service that spanned roles in applied policy research, policy advice and management, in organisations including the New Zealand Planning Council, the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group and the Labour Market Policy Group of the then-Department of Labour.

Michael has led, managed and provided thought leadership in support of public policy reforms across a range of sectors, including social services, health, local government, building and construction, insurance, the environment, central government and business.