Our structure

The Ministry of Defence is made up of the Office of the Secretary of Defence and four divisions: Policy and Planning, Evaluation, Capability Delivery, and Finance.

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Policy and Planning

In consultation with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), we provide advice to the Government on Defence policy matters, including:

  • the strategic environment

  • Defence and security policies

  • military capabilities needed to meet Defence policy goals, including the costs, benefits and risks associated with proposed capability options; this includes technical analysis and advice

  • the effective operation of the Defence Capability Management system

  • the management of bilateral and multilateral defence relations, including NZDF deployments.

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Evaluation

We carry out assessments and audits of any function, duty or project of the NZDF. We also audit our Ministry’s activities relating to the purchasng of major military equipment/capability.

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Capability Delivery

We purchase major military equipment/defence capability for the three NZDF services: the Royal New Zealand Navy, New Zealand Army and Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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Finance

We provide financial services and advice, manage cash and foreign currency funds, and produce estimates and reports on all financial aspects of Ministry business.

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Office of the Secretary of Defence

We support the Secretary of Defence in her role as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Defence.

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