Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Don Gray

Don Gray, Deputy Director-General, Policy Business Unit, Ministry of Health

Don brings significant experience in developing policy analysis and providing advice to Ministers over many years, having held Deputy positions in the Ministry of Social Development since 2004. Most recently he was the Ministry’s Chief Policy Advisor, where he worked on building policy advice, capability and practice.

Don has also spent time as a Ministerial Private Secretary, and has worked on international comparative social policy analysis with the OECD in Paris.

Since 2009, he has also been Convener of the Officials Group (OSOC) supporting the Cabinet Social Policy Committee (SOC) – a role he continues to hold.

Don grew up in the Wairarapa and lives in Wellington with his partner.

Policy Quarterly Volume 11 Number 2
Edited by Jonathan Boston, Bill Ryan, Guy Beatson, David Bromell, Valentina Dinica, Don Gray, Gerald Minnee, Mike Reid, Andrea Schollmann and Ross Garnaut

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