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A Warm Pacific Welcome to PASAI's new Secretary-General, John Ryan

New Secretary-General for PASAI

When he was sworn in to the role of Controller and Auditor-General of New Zealand on 2 July 2018, John Ryan also became PASAI’s new Secretary-General, providing leadership and guidance to the PASAI Secretariat and advice to PASAI’s Congress and Governing Board. 

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An accountant and member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, John has had a long and successful career in New Zealand’s public sector. He has held senior executive positions in a range of government organisations, including district health boards, as well as in the private sector. His experience spans corporate functions, regulatory and operational management, and assurance. Most recently, he has held the position of Deputy Director-General for the Ministry for Primary Industries. 

John has led some of the largest programmes of capital works in the public sector. He also has a background in change management and developing new and improved ways of working in large service delivery organisations.  

As well as extensive experience as a leader of people and programmes, John has contributed widely to his community and the arts sector in particular. Before his appointment, he was a board member of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand Festival and the Wellington Jazz Festival.

Says PASAI Chief Executive, Tiofilusi Tiueti, ‘We welcome John to the PASAI family. We look forward to John’s support and guidance in the future and to continuing the collaborative work with the office of the Secretary-General.

In the meantime, all in PASAI offer heartfelt thanks and much appreciation to the outgoing Secretary-General, Greg Schollum, for his outstanding contribution to PASAI’s successes and great guidance to the Secretariat over the past 18 months.’

For more, contact:

Tiofilusi Tiueti – tiofilusi.tiueti@pasai.org

John Ryan – john.ryan@oag.govt.nz

Jill Marshall, Communications Advisor – jill.marshall@pasai.org