Story: State services and the State Services Commission

State-services leadership

The public service commissioner, first set up in 1913, became known as chairman of the Public Service Commission in 1946 and as chairman of the State Services Commission in 1963, then as state services commissioner in 1990. This table shows previous public service and state services commissioners. 

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: Alan Henderson, The quest for efficiency: the origins of the State Services Commission. Wellington: State Services Commission, 1990, pp. 393–395; State Services Commission

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Mark Prebble, 'State services and the State Services Commission - Role of central agencies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 March 2021)

Story by Mark Prebble, published 20 Jun 2012