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Providing ICT Functional Leadership

The Chief Executive of the Department of Internal Affairs is also the Digital Functional Leader for the State sector.  He has the title of Government Chief Digital Officer.

The Digital Functional Lead role has been delegated to the Chief Executive of Internal Affairs by the Head of the State Services Commission.  Other cross-government Functional Lead roles cover procurement and property.

The Functional Leads are charged with:

  • securing economies or efficiencies across departments
  • improving services or service delivery
  • developing expertise and capability across the Public Service, and
  • ensuring business continuity. 

Digital Functional Leadership spans information management, technology infrastructure, and technology-enabled business processes and services.

The Government Chief Digital Officer is responsible for:

  • setting policy, direction and standards for government ICT
  • improving ICT investment management system-wide,
  • establishing and managing all-of-government ICT services
  • shaping and developing government ICT capability, and
  • providing ICT Assurance across government

His mandate applies to all Public and non-Public service departments as well as ACC, EQC, HCNZ, NZTA, NZTE, NZQA, TEC and District Health Boards. Other state sector agencies are also participating in many of the initiatives he is leading.

In 2015 the GCDO set up a Partnership Framework - now called the Digital Government Partnership - involving key stakeholders across government to support him in his role as ICT Functional Leader.

More information about this Partnership Framework is found here.


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Page last updated: 13/09/2018