MINISTRY ORGANISATION AND CAPACITY
The Ministry was established on 1 July 1995 and, at 30 June 2005, employed 382 permanent and temporary staff.
Figure 2. Ministry organisation
Dr John Glaister – Chief Executive
Dr Glaister joined the Ministry as Chief Executive in December 2004. He was formerly Deputy Director-General Innovation in the Department of State Development and Innovation in Queensland, Australia, responsible for the administration of science, research and innovation, commercialisation and IT in Queensland and the "Smart State" Strategy.
Prior to this role, Dr Glaister held various scientific and management positions in fisheries research and resource management in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia. From 1995-1999 he was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of New South Wales Fisheries. His international experience includes a Fulbright Postdoctoral fellowship in fisheries at the University of Miami in 1986, co-chair of the Third World Fisheries Congress, Beijing (2000), Chair, World Aquaculture Conference, Sydney (1999) and Chair, the Second World Fisheries Congress, Brisbane (1996). Dr Glaister has an Msc (Marine Zoology), PhD (Biological Sciences), MBA and PhD (Sociology).
Stan Crothers – Deputy Chief Executive
Stan has worked in the Ministry for over 30 years and has international, policy, regulatory, compliance and machinery of government expertise. Stan has worked in New Zealand, and USA and provided fisheries management advice to Chile, Argentina, Kenya, Australia, Pacific Island states and FAO. He has also been involved in State Sector reform, establishing the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone, designing and implementing New Zealand's successful Quota Management System, and leading the establishment of the Ministry of Fisheries. More recently he has worked on developing institutional frameworks to decentralise fisheries services, and has been involved in policy development, including cost recovery, defining and protecting customary fishing rights, aquaculture reform, recreational reform, and Oceans Policy.
The Ministry's Senior Management Team (SMT) advises the Chief Executive on strategic leadership and management across the Ministry, including all significant fisheries management and organisational issues. The SMT is made up of the Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive, the six business group managers, the Manager External Relations, and the Chief Scientist.