Our people

Information about Institute for Governance and Policy Studies staff, Senior Associates, and a list of our Advisory Board members.

IGPS Staff

Director Institute Governance and Policy Studies
School of Government

Senior Research Fellow
School of Government

Senior Research Fellow
School of Government

Administrator, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies
School of Government

Senior Associates

IGPS associates are experienced policy researchers selected from a wide range of backgrounds, to bring intellectual vibrancy to the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies and to the public.

Advisory Board

  • Lyn Provost CNZM, Advisory Board Chair
  • Dr Simon Chapple, Director - IGPS, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Alastair Hill, Deputy Director, State Services Commission
  • Professor Girol Karacaoglu, Head of School - School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Claire Achmad, General Manager Advocacy, Barnardos
  • David Naulls, former Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Content Editor, Consumer NZ
  • Dr Mike Reid, Principal Policy Advisor, Local Government NZ
  • Kirsten Windelov, Policy Advisor, Public Service Association
  • Professor Jonathan Boston, Professor of Public Policy, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington