Tracy Watkins at Stuff reports:
The top former public servant called in to restore order to the troubled Ministry of Education has been confirmed as its new boss.
Deputy State Services Commissioner Sandi Beatie today confirmed Peter Hughes had been appointed secretary for education and chief executive of the Ministry of Education.
This is very good news for the Government, and for the Ministry. Hughes is a top operator and with a five year appointment, should be able to significantly improve how the Ministry operates. Ministers will be very pleased to have Hughes stay on.