Rebecca Kitteridge

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Rebecca Kitteridge in 2015

Rebecca Lucy Kitteridge CVO (born c. 1965) is the current Director of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.[1]


Kitteridge attended Upper Hutt College, and is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington.[2]

She was Secretary of the Cabinet from 2008 to November 2013.[3][4] During the last six months of this time she was seconded to the GCSB to carry out a review of compliance systems and processes there, in response to concerns of illegal spying on Kim Dotcom.[5][6]

In March 2014, Kitteridge was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.[7] In 2017, Kitteridge won the Public Policy Award at the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards.[8]


  1. ^ "The trailblazing women who guard our security", 08 MAY 2015, ADLSI
  2. ^ "We're about security not spying: SIS chief". NZ Herald. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Ms Rebecca Kitteridge, Director New Zealand Security Intelligence Service". NZSIS. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Rebecca Kitteridge named new SIS director". New Zealand Herald. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Review of Compliance at GCSB", Rebecca Kitteridge, March 2013,
  6. ^ "Kitteridge report 'pretty damning' - Key", April 14, 2013, NBR
  7. ^ "Special award for Rebecca Kitteridge". TV3. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  8. ^ "My Food Bag founder Cecilia Robinson supreme winner at Women of Influence awards". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-06-02.