Defence Personnel Executive

The Defence Personnel Executive (DPE) provides a consolidated Human Resources support organisation for Defence, and is the single point of accountability for selected HR functions within NZDF.  

DPE Directorates include Personnel Capability Development, Personnel Capability Service Delivery, Career and Performance Management, Training and Education, and Human Resources Service Centre.

DPE is responsible for the coordination and management of HR services such as psychology services, recruitment, welfare services and chaplaincy at NZDF camps, bases and communities, developing and monitoring the overall strategic direction for personnel capability management, and setting up a Career and Performance Management Centre of Expertise.

DPE also provides centralised administration services through the Human Resources Service Centre, and is responsible for training and education.

Additional DPE-related information can be found at:

This page was last reviewed on 4 February 2014, and is current.