Jared Mullen is currently New Zealand’s Deputy Chief Censor. This role exposes him to the best and worst in people – reflected in the media that New Zealanders produce and consume. He believes that public services can only be successful through engaging with the communities they serve and that authentic client engagement is a great antidote for the growing alienation of the public from their government.
Prior to his current role, Jared worked on the review of Child Youth and Family led by Dame Paula Rebstock and held senior project and policy roles at the Ministry of Social Development. As Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, Jared led the Justice Sector recovery response after the Christchurch earthquakes and headed Justice’s policy, legal and treaty settlement teams through a challenging and busy period.
He has also had senior leadership roles at the Department of Internal Affairs and the Department of Corrections.