Our structure

Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

The Executive Leadership Team is accountable to the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board, through the Chief Executive, for the leadership and management of Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Chief Executive

Kerry Gregory

Kerry Gregory

Deputy Chief Executive
Service Delivery Operations

Deputy Chief Executive
Service Delivery Design

Deputy Chief Executive 
Organisational Strategy and
Capability Development

vacant

Russell Wood

Steph Rotarangi

Steph Rotarangi

Cathryn Moriarty

Cathryn Moriarty

Deputy Chief Executive
Finance and Business Operations

Deputy Chief Executive
Office of the Chief Executive

Acting Deputy Chief Executive
People

Darryl Purdy


Darryl Purdy

Carmel Ali

Carmel Ali


Tjene Tedeschi

 

Deputy Chief Executive Kaupapa Maori and Cultural Communities

 
 

Piki Thomas

Piki Thomas

 

  

The Chief Executive reports to the Chair of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board.

Our Board

The Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand is appointed by the Minister of Internal Affairs. Terms of appointment are usually for 3 years and members are eligible for reappointment.

The current members of the Board are:

Rebecca Keoghan (Chair)

Rebecca was appointed Chair of the Board in June 2021 after initially being appointed Deputy Chair in June 2019. She has significant governance experience and is currently Chair of Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Deputy Chair of Timaru District Holdings Ltd and a member of the Judicial Control Authority Board. She has particular expertise in the areas of health and safety, risk management and culture change. Rebecca was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and named the 2016 Dairy Woman of the Year.

Malcolm Inglis [Deputy Chair]

First appointed to the Board in July 2018, Malcolm was appointed Deputy Chair in October 2021 for a three-year term. He is also the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in the state sector including large scale organisational and sector change.  He has held a number of governance roles on Crown Entity Boards and Councils, and also has a long-term volunteer commitment with New Zealand Land Search and Rescue.

Wendie Harvey

First appointed to the Board in July 2018, Wendie was reappointed for a three-year term in June 2021. She holds a number of senior governance roles including being the Director of the Hawke's Bay Airport, Director of Centralines, Director of Napier Port Limited, Director of Quality Roading and Services Limited and a Director of Etco.  Wendie has extensive experience in state sector governance, organisational change, employment relations, and risk management.  She is also a Council Member of the Eastern Institute of Technology. 

Mary-Anne Macleod

Appointed in August 2021, Mary-Anne Macleod, is a strategic advisor to central and local government agencies while also holding appointments on several government and private boards. She has extensive experience in governance as well as in local and central government. Mary-Anne has a Masters in Earth Sciences.

Danny Tuato’o

Appointed to the Board in August 2021, Danny Tuato’o is currently a Partner at Marsden Woods Inskip Smith, providing specialist property and commercial law advice in the Northland region. He has significant experience working with Māori entities and holds appointments on both government and private boards.

Amit Prasad

Appointed to the Board in September 2022, Amit Prasad is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in finance, audit and risk management.  Amit has extensive governance experience, particularly in the not-for-profit sector. He currently holds a number of governance roles on Boards and Committees in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.