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Hoani Lambert

Deputy Chief Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

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Hoani Lambert

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Hoani Lambert (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou) is Deputy Chief Executive for Enterprise Partnerships.

In this role, Hoani oversees a number of important functions and entities, including the National Library, the National Archives, and Ministerial and Secretariat Services. He also is responsible for delivering major transformation projects and programmes including Tāhuhu – the programme that includes the upgrade and construction of new purpose-built archives facilities. Prior to joining DIA, Hoani was the Deputy Chief Executive, Voices of Children at the Ministry for Children, a role in which he was responsible for advocating for children and young people’s interests across the government system, ensuring their voices are at the centre of government policy, service design and delivery. He was also responsible for overseeing the Ministry’s implementation of new legislative duties in relation to the Treaty of Waitangi. Although a specialist in communications, public relations and social marketing, Hoani has had a diverse range of professional roles. He has worked in parliament, directed biosecurity border operations and worked as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Hoani holds an Executive Master in Public Administration (EMPA) through the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

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