Acting Deputy State Services Commissioner

  • Tony Ryall
State Services

State Services Minister Tony Ryall has announced the appointment of Helene Quilter as the Acting Deputy State Services Commissioner.

The Deputy State Services Commissioner, John Ombler, has been appointed as the Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. This will be a full-time commitment until the Chief Executive is appointed and is able to take up the position. 

The appointment of an Acting Deputy State Services Commissioner is required as the position of the Deputy is a statutory requirement under section 14 of the State Sector Act 1988 and requires the full time commitment of the office holder.

Helene Quilter is currently Deputy Commissioner of Chief Executive and Agency Performance at the State Services Commission, a position she has held since August 2009.

Ms Quilter has 34 years’ experience in the Public Service, the last thirteen of which have been as a senior manager. Since joining the State Services Commission in July 2007, she has successfully managed the performance and relationships, on behalf of the State Services Commissioner, with numerous chief executives in complex and challenging circumstances.