Vasantha Krishnan

General Manager, Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

Vasantha has been managing and leading policy, research and evaluation in the public sector for the past 30 years.

Her experience includes roles at the State Services Commission, Statistics New Zealand, Crown Research Institute, Ministry of Social Development and Department of Labour/MBIE as well as roles in Australia.

Vasantha’s expertise includes education and skills, labour markets and the economy, immigration and settlement, workplace relations, and health and safety.