The State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie, today announced that the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women, Dr Jo Cribb, has resigned from her role.

"Dr Cribb is a dedicated professional who has been strongly committed to achieving better outcomes for women in New Zealand,” said Mr Rennie.

“She has led the Ministry for Women for the last four years to influence the policy and approach of government agencies, NGOs, iwi and Pacific organisations, and the business sector to achieve positive outcomes for women,” Mr Rennie said.

“Dr Cribb has been a tireless advocate for women,” he said.

He said that Dr Cribb had indicated a desire to move on to work on a number of research, policy and community projects that she is passionate about.

Prior to her role as Chief Executive, Dr Cribb was the Deputy Children’s Commissioner at the Office of the Children’s Commission, and has previously held senior roles in other agencies, including the Families Commission.

Dr Cribb’s resignation is effective from 23 September 2016.

A recruitment process to appoint a new Chief Executive for the Ministry for Women will commence in the near future.

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Media contact: Tim Ingleton SSC (04) 495-6648

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