Former NZ First Minister, now national advocate for Unicef Deborah Morris-Travers has been appointed chief of staff for the Green Party.
She’ll fill the role left by the resignation of long-time staffer Andrew Campbell, who said he was departing to try something new.
Campbell’s resignation was the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the party.
This is a good appointment by the Greens. Deborah was a good and effective Minister, and since leaving Parliament in 1999 has proven skills in the wider political arena.
Her biggest challenge may be internal, not external. Losing your three most senior staffers within three months is not a coincidence. Staff are frustrated with the decision making process within the Greens.