The public service commissioner, a position created in 1913, became known as chairman of the Public Service Commission in 1946 and chairman of the State Services Commission in 1963. The position became state services commissioner in 1990 and reverted to public service commissioner in 2020. This table lists the public service and state services commissioners.
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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