Callum is passionate about working with complex problems, particularly when finding a solution has the potential to improve lives or otherwise generate public value. Callum believes in identifying practical solutions, and enjoys the challenge of navigating trade-offs and constraints.
Callum is experienced in working with government agencies to develop policy responses to cross-cutting issues, particularly relating to the structure of government and its organisations. He is skilled at bringing together the views of stakeholders to develop a clear vision and rationale for change that resonates across different groups, and working at the political interface to get agreement to change.
Callum has worked on the design of a number of government entities including the Social Investment Agency and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and the design of cross-agency governance arrangements for the social sector.
Callum studied Economics and Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts.