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Deputy Chief Executive - People, Culture and StrategyMinistry of Social Development

Ichor is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Lawton to the position of Deputy Chief Executive - People, Culture and Strategy at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

Andrea was most recently Director - Global People Solutions at Fonterra, where she spent a 10-year career progressing through increasingly broader and more complex HR leadership roles, with a strong global component. In her final role at Fonterra, Andrea led shared services, employment relations, programme management, people analytics, process and technology, as well as recruitment.

With a background in law, Andrea spent her early career in people and capability roles that spanned both the public and private sectors. This eventually led to an opportunity to join Fonterra's Global Ingredients and Foodservice business in 2008.

Andrea's appointment at MSD comes at a time of significant change, following the creation of Oranga Tamariki - Ministry of Children and near the end of the term of the current, long-serving Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle.

She commences her new role in September 2018.