Colin MacDonald took up his position as Chief Executive and Secretary for Internal Affairs and Government Chief Information Officer in April 2012 and has held previous roles as Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand and Deputy Commissioner Business Development and Systems at Inland Revenue.
Colin has 30 years experience in Information Technology (IT) and general management in both New Zealand and UK and was previously Chief Operating Officer for the ANZ Banking Group (NZ).
Prior to joining the ANZ in 1995, Colin was employed by KPMG as Associate Director in the IT consulting team. From 1980 to 1994, Colin held IT management roles in the oil industry and in the legal and retail sectors. Colin completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Glasgow in 1980. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the British Computer Society.