Rebecca Kitteridge, CVO, Director-General
New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
Rebecca Kitteridge, CVO, was appointed Director-General of Security in May 2014.
Rebecca came to the NZSIS after six years as Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council, within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She served under four Prime Ministers and four Governors-General in that role and in earlier roles in DPMC. Rebecca has also worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and started her career with nine years in the private sector.
Rebecca has a legal background, and has professional experience in public sector leadership, the effective operation of democracy, the constitution, the rule of law, ethics and good process. She sees a secure state and a well-informed government as fundamental in supporting and maintaining the New Zealand way of life.
In March 2014, Rebecca was appointed as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, in recognition of her service to the Queen as Cabinet Secretary and Clerk of the Executive Council.