Our people and structure
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Our staff are located in our 10 regional offices, our Wellington head office, at our Marine Pollution Response Centre in Auckland and our Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand in Lower Hutt.
Our Director and Chief Executive Officer
Keith Manch has the dual role of Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is accountable to the Board of Directors.
As CEO, Keith is also the senior manager responsible for the day-to-day running of Maritime New Zealand.
Keith joined Maritime New Zealand in December 2011.
Senior management team
The seven general managers reporting to Keith each have a specific functional responsibility.
General Manager Maritime Standards
- Seafarer certification
- Ship registration
- Operational certification (safety management systems)
- Health and safety for operators
- Maritime and environmental technical services
General Manager Legal and Policy
- Policy and regulatory
- International engagement
- Legal services (including Chief Legal Counsel)
- Research and analysis
- Official Information and Privacy Act requests
- Ministerial servicing
General Manager Safety and Response
- Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand
- Marine Pollution Response Service
- Aids to Navigation
- Distress and Safety Communications
- Maritime incident response
- Maritime security
General Manager Corporate and Strategic Services
- Strategy, planning and risk
- Organisational accountability and reporting
- Education and communications
- Finance and procurement
- Information systems and infrastructure
- Administration and facilities
Acting General Manager Maritime Compliance
- Maritime investigations
- Safety and environmental auditing
- Field operations
- Commercial and recreational liaison
General Manager Human Resources
- Human resources specialist services
- Organisational health and safety systems
- Internal induction and career development
- Learning and development systems
Our organisation structure
The design of our organisation structure supports our vision, mission and strategic goals. Having well-defined roles and responsibilities, effective business processes and information flows, a culture that encourages team work and an appropriate structure, are all essential to achieving our strategic goals.