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Colin MacDonald

Colin MacDonald is Chief Executive of New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs, Secretary for Internal Affairs, Secretary for Local Government, and the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO).

In his GCIO role, Colin is the ICT Functional Leader for government and works collaboratively across the state sector to transform government ICT and digital services, making it easy for New Zealanders to choose digital channels to access government services. 

Colin has had more than 30 years of public and private sector experience in information technology and general management, beginning with studies in computer science at Glasgow University, and then starting his career in the UK. In New Zealand, he was previously Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand, Deputy Commissioner Business Development and Systems at Inland Revenue, and Chief Operating Officer for the ANZ Banking Group (NZ).