Vicky Robertson

The State Services Commission on Tuesday 12 May 2015 confirmed that Vicky Robertson, who is deputy chief executive at the Treasury, had been appointed chief executive of MfE, replacing Dr Paul Reynolds.

"I am very pleased to appoint Vicky Robertson to this important role, which is vital to the management of New Zealand's environment and natural resources," State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie said.

"Ms Robertson has a real focus on results and works very effectively with other government agencies, iwi, NGOs and the private sector. Her experience working closely and effectively with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders will serve MfE well in its national, regional and community-based environmental work."

The mother of two is a former national hockey (Black Sticks) representative and has competed at national level in mountain biking.