Our people

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

IGPS Staff

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

  • Helen Sutch, 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