Introducing Gabriel

Gabriel Makhlouf is the Treasury Secretary and the Government’s chief economic and financial adviser.

Co-Vice Chair of Champions for Change, he is, with Inland Revenue Commissioner Naomi Ferguson, co-lead of the public service’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) work programme.

Closely involved with advancing good practice across both the public and private sectors, he is committed to establishing the Treasury as an exemplar of all things D&I.

It’s fair to suggest that, in addition to having a ‘helicopter view’ on opportunities and challenges across a range of sectors, Gabriel has a role in influencing how effective D&I practices can be shaped. And he is, of course, an advocate.

‘Being a diverse and inclusive organisation makes us stronger, more resilient, and insightful.  It helps us to understand the present, better anticipate the challenges and opportunities that may arise in the future, and better manage the pace, complexity and cross-cutting nature of change. Inclusive diversity in all its forms is at the core of our continued success as an organisation’.

Insights from Gabriel Makhlouf

Diversity of thought

Gabriel Makhlouf shares his story on harnessing diversity of thought from The Treasury’s own...


NZ Herald: Diversity key to survival in fast-changing world

For the Treasury, diversity of thought makes us stronger as an organisation, gives us the...


Diversity and inclusion: why it works at work

Speech delivered at the Women in Public Sector Summit in Wellington by the Secretary to...

About The Treasury

The Treasury is the Government’s lead economic and financial adviser.

It provides advice to the Government on its overarching economic framework, on its fiscal strategy and on achieving value for money from its investments.  It is responsible for the Financial Statements of the Government, for ensuring effective management of the Crown’s balance sheet and for publishing economic and fiscal forecasts.

The Treasury’s vision is to be a world-leading organisation working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders through growing the country’s human, social, natural and physical/financial capital.

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