Todd has a wide ranging policy background, including interests in health, environment and cultural policy.
Todd has held senior management positions, responsible for policy advice, and other functions, in a number of government agencies. This has included roles in the Ministry of Health, Ministry for the Environment, Department of Labour and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Todd worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Policy Advisory Group from 2004-2007. Todd chaired the Officials’ Social Policy Committee and led work on the establishment of national health targets. He was seconded to the Office of Director General at the World Health Organisation in 2000 to work on agency reform.
Todd is a patron of the McGuinness Institute, a Wellington based non-partisan futures think tank.