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Stephen Crombie – People and Capability

Role and responsibilities

Stephen Crombie

Stephen leads the People and Capability Group. This group is responsible:

  • for providing corporate services that provide capability to MSD
  • shared services for Oranga Tamariki
  • hosted sector services
  • support for implementation of MSD’s strategic change programme – Te Pae Tawhiti.


Stephen has leadership experience in the public and private sectors, in the areas of strategy, business transformation and digital delivery. He has had a focus on improving public services through customer centricity and building leadership capability.

Stephen’s most recent role was Chief Executive of Education Payroll.  Prior to this he held senior roles at Police, the Department of Internal Affairs and the State Services Commission. He was also seconded to the Government’s Service Transformation Programme as Executive Director.

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