Steering Committee

Ray Smith

Ray Smith

Ministry for Primary Industries


Ray Smith is Director-General of MPI, appointed to the role on 1 November 2018.

Ray served as Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections from 2010 to 2018.

Prior to this, he was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development's Child, Youth and Family, an agency which was superseded by Oranga Tamariki.

In August 2017, Ray was appointed as Government Health and Safety Lead by the State Services Commissioner.