Our business groups are managed by Deputy Director-Generals who, with the Director-General, form our senior leadership team.

Our organisation chart (PDF, 69K) shows our organisation structure and senior leaders.


Penny Nelson

Chief Science Advisor

Michael Bunce (from 28 November 2022)

Biodiversity, Heritage and Visitors Group

Deputy Director-General: Stephanie Rowe

The group comprises:

  • Biodiversity System and Aquatic
  • Terrestrial Biodiversity
  • Heritage and Visitors
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

National Programmes and Regulatory Services Group

Deputy Director-General: Marie Long

The group comprises:

  • Strategic Partnerships and Funds
  • Operations Support
  • Regulatory Services
  • Planning and Services
  • National Programmes and Co-ordination

Organisation Support Group

Deputy Director-General: Mike Tully

The group comprises:

  • Business Services
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief People Officer
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Chief Information Officer

Public Affairs Group

Deputy Director-General: Sia Aston

The group comprises:

  • Strategic Communications and Engagement
  • Chief Assurance Officer
  • Governance and Government Services

Regional Operations Group

Deputy Director-General: Henry Weston

The group comprises:

  • Northern North Island
  • Auckland
  • Hauraki, Waikato, Taranaki
  • Eastern North Island
  • Central North Island
  • Lower North Island
  • Northern South Island
  • Western South Island
  • Eastern South Island
  • Southern South Island

Strategy and Policy Group

Deputy Director-General: Ruth Isaac

The group compises:

  • Treaty Negotiations
  • Chief Legal Advisor
  • Policy
  • Strategy

Treaty Relationships Group

Deputy Director-General: Tame Malcolm

The group comprises: 

  • Treaty Capability Oversight
  • Ngā Whenua Rāhui
  • Treaty Relationship Advice and Oversight
  • Pou Whakahaere

Office of the Director-General

Director: Cat Wilson

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