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Sally Washington is ANZSOG’s Executive Director for Aotearoa (New Zealand). She has worked in senior roles in Aotearoa and internationally. She was inaugural director of the New Zealand Policy Project, based in the New Zealand Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has worked with a range of organisations and jurisdictions seeking to improve their policy capability (including in the UK, States of Jersey, Australia, and Ireland). She spent seven years at the OECD where she managed a network of Heads of Prime Ministers/Presidents Offices from OECD countries and has consulted to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and the OECD. She has also worked as an adviser to a New Zealand Cabinet Minister (Minister for Women) and Prime Minister in policy roles, and in joint central agency teams leading public sector reform programs. She has a body of publications on a range of topics including public sector innovation, gender issues, fisheries governance, public sector employment, policy capability, and foresight and futures in government. She contributes across ANZSOG offerings including teaching, thought-leadership and advisory work.
Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: three lenses for better policy-making, International Review of Public Administration, March 2023. Hindsight, foresight, insight: three lenses for better policy-making: International Review of Public Administration: Vol 0, No 0 (tandfonline.com)
An Infrastructure for Building Policy Capability: lessons from practice, Policy Design and Practice, November 2022. Full article: An infrastructure for building policy capability – lessons from practice (tandfonline.com)
“Seismic Shifts: the Canterbury earthquakes and public sector innovation”, in Future-proofing the state: Managing risks, responding to crises and building resilience, Boston, Wanna, Lipski, Prichard (eds), ANU Press, 2014, Australia (with John Ombler)
“Private Standards and certification systems”, in Assessment and management of seafood safety and quality: current practices and emerging issues, Ryder, Karunasagar, and Ababouch (eds), FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 574. FAO, 2014, Rome