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4th December 2019 Issue no. 486
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New security boss for NZ
Prime Minister John Key has announced Rebecca Kitteridge as the new Director of Security of New Zealand's Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).
Ms Kitteridge will replace Dr Warren Tucker who is retiring next year. Ms Kitteridge is the current Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council at the Department of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. She has served under four Prime Ministers and four Governor-Generals while at the department.
Mr Key said Ms Kitteridge would bring strong leadership and excellent relationship management skills to the position.
"Ms Kitteridge's strong focus on improving systems and processes, while ensuring safeguards are in place, will also be an asset in the role," Mr Key said.
Ms Kitteridge has previously spent four years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and four years as Crown Counsel.
She is expected to start her new role in March next year.
Ms Kitteridge wrote the report into the Government Communications Security Bureau which came in the wake of the Kim Dotcom scandal.
20th November 2013