Ministers & Officials: How to get the relationship right – Insights from conversations at the political administrative interface

IPANZ recently collaborated with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) on a series of events to explore the crucial relationship between ministers and officials.

This series of conversations was designed to shed light on what both sides can do to ensure the relationship is working at its best. Topics covered were getting the relationship between ministers and officials right, understanding and developing political nous, and building the relationship with political nous.

We bought together speakers with experience at the political administrative interface such as the Rt Hon Sir Bill English, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Mayor Tory Whanau, Mike Munro and more. The attached report documents insights that emerged from these conversations.