Adrian G. Rodda

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Adrian G. Rodda
Chairman of the State Services Commission
In office
Prime Minister Keith Holyoake
Preceded by Leonard A. Atkinson
Succeeded by Ian G. Lythgoe CB

Adrian George Rodda CMG (11 March 1911 – 31 October 1997) was a senior New Zealand civil servant.

He was born in Wellington, and educated at Johnsonville School, Wellington College and Victoria University College.

Rodda's career began in the Inland Revenue Department (New Zealand) in 1928, and he was also in the Housing Construction Division. He was in the first Diploma of Public Administration group in 1940. He joined the Public Service Commission in 1946 as an inspector, and became Chairman of the Commission in 1967.

He died in Hutt Hospital, aged 86 years.


  • Notable New Zealanders (1979, Paul Hamblyn, Auckland)
  • Death Notice Dominion, 1 November 1997 (page 63)
  • Henderson, Alan. The Quest for Efficiency:The Origins of the State Services Commission. ISBN 0-477-05538-9.