Principal Economist & Head of Public Good
In recent years Derek has extensively researched, taught and published on a range of public policy and management issues, while based at the Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria University.
Derek's previous experience spans work in the public and private not-for-profit sectors and included roles; as a general manager in a service delivery organisation, with the OECD and central agencies in New Zealand, as well as a diplomat and policy advisor. Derek has served as a long-standing Board Chair and Treasurer on a number of voluntary organisations.
- derek.gill[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz
- DDI04 470 1800
- MOB029 4415 983
BA (Hons) | Dip Acc | MA
New Zealand has just had a ‘near miss’ with tsunami risk – for the second time in the last three months. This Insight, which updates an earlier Insight (no. 63), reinforces the message that we need to learn from these events so that major but infrequent risks can be mitigated. We need an independent expert review so that we can take an evidence-based approach to learning from near misses. The Minister has signalled an overhaul of the ‘command and control’ structure but this review needs to look across the whole system.