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Top row, left to right: Cath Atkins, Mike Cunnington, David Carrigan and Michelle Redington. Bottom row, left to right: Sharon Thompson, Greg James, Naomi Ferguson, Mary Craig and Gary Baird.
Top row, left to right: Cath Atkins, Mike Cunnington, David Carrigan and Michelle Redington. Bottom row, left to right: Sharon Thompson, Greg James, Naomi Ferguson, Mary Craig and Gary Baird.

Naomi Ferguson

Commissioner and Chief Executive | Kaikōmihana O Te Tari Taake

Naomi has been our Commissioner since July 2012. She has more than 30 years’ experience in revenue agency management both in New Zealand and the UK, with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. She has also worked for Inland Revenue in Northern Ireland and in the UK banking industry.

Sharon Thompson

Deputy Commissioner, Community and Compliance Services - Individuals | Kaikōmihana Tuarua, Ratonga Kiritaki me te Tautukunga - Takitahi

Sharon joined Inland Revenue in July 2017 and brings a depth of experience in leading change, building employee engagement and improving services for customers in the financial services industry.

Cath Atkins

Deputy Commissioner, Community and Compliance Services - Business | Kaikōmihana Tuarua, Ratonga Kiritaki me te Tautukunga - Pakihi

Cath has over 25 years of experience in the public sector. Before joining us in 2017, she was Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomics and Growth at the New Zealand Treasury.

Mike Cunnington

Deputy Commissioner, Information and Intelligence Services | Kaikōmihana Tuarua, Ratonga Pārongo me te Mōhiotanga

Mike joined Inland Revenue in July 2013 and leads the work on our approach to compliance, customer strategies and our digital, data analytics and marketing capabilities. He’s led customer-centric change in a range of organisations and held senior marketing positions in both New Zealand and the UK.

Michelle Redington

Chief Tax Counsel | Rōia Tāke Matua

Michelle has been our Chief Tax Counsel since March 2021. She has more than 20 years’ professional taxation experience, including a range of senior leadership roles, primarily in the private sector.

David Carrigan

Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Regulatory Stewardship | Kaikōmihana Tuarua, Kaupapa me te Tiaki Waeture

David has held a number of tax policy positions at Inland Revenue since joining us in 1996. He’s led a number of reforms, most recently the policy work to support our business transformation.

Greg James

Deputy Commissioner, Transformation | Kaikōmihana Tuarua, Huringa

Greg joined Inland Revenue in June 2013, bringing a wealth of experience in transformation and change, and having successfully led a number of large-scale programmes.

Mary Craig

Deputy Commissioner, Enterprise Design and Integrity | Kaikōmihana Tuarua, Hinonga Hoahoa me te Tika

Mary has had an extensive and varied career with us, which has included leading our cross-organisation programme for organisation design, embedding new ways of working, and leading and governing the transformed Inland Revenue.

Gary Baird

Deputy Commissioner, Enterprise Services | Kaikōmihana Tuarua, Ratonga Hinonga

Gary joined Inland Revenue in April 2016, having held executive positions at ANZ and DHL. He’s led large and complex technology environments and has significant experience leading teams through transformation and integration projects.


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Our Executive Leadership Team

Last updated: 01 Nov 2021
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