Iain Rennie

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Iain Rennie
State Services Commissioner
Assumed office
1 July 2008
Prime Minister Helen Clark
John Key
Bill English
Preceded by Mark Prebble
Succeeded by Peter Hughes
Deputy Secretary to the Treasury
In office
Personal details
Born Wellington

Iain Robert Rennie CNZM (born 1964) was appointed as the State Services Commissioner of the New Zealand public service in 2008 succeeding Mark Prebble.[1][2] He was the Deputy State Services Commissioner from 2007 until June 2008. He was reappointed for a second term in July 2013.


Rennie has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington.[3] He joined the Treasury in 1986, and also worked for 1990-93 and 2004 in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Before he was appointed to the SSC, he helped provide strategic leadership at the Treasury - advising the Minister of Finance on microeconomic and macroeconomic policy issues.[4]

State Services Commissioner[edit]

In his role as Commissioner, Rennie has been involved in a number of initiatives to improve the performance of the public service including projects called Better Public Services, the Performance Improvement Framework.[5] The State Sector Amendment Act 2013 gave him greater responsibility for developing senior leadership and management capability, including appointments to key positions within the public service. He is also responsible for driving state sector reform in line with the Government's objectives.[6]


  1. ^ "Appointment of the State Services Commission" (1 May 2008) 79 New Zealand Gazette 2162.
  2. ^ Dominion Post 29 April 2008 page A2
  3. ^ State Services Commission website
  4. ^ Organisational structure and senior managers, State Services Commission website
  5. ^ Organisational structure and senior managers, State Services Commission website
  6. ^ Biographical details, The State of the State Sector, speech delivered 24 September 2013.

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Preceded by
Mark Prebble
State Services Commissioner
1 July 2008–present
Succeeded by
Peter Hughes