Aaron Jordan

Aaron Jordan

Chief Digital Officer and Head of Location Information
Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand

As the Chief Digital Officer at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), Aaron supports LINZ to navigate the future, from influencing our mindsets and the way we work, to how we experiment and invest in capabilities, technology and data.  After training as Surveyor, Aaron first began working for LINZ 18 years ago, and spent time working in Switzerland and Australia between 2007 and 2012 leading software development teams and running a small start-up, before returning back to LINZ.  Aaron has held a number of roles at LINZ across various domains, including Geodesy (or Positioning), Topographic Mapping, and Property Information.  Most recently, as the Senior Responsible Officer, Aaron led LINZ’s Survey and Title Enhancement Programme to rebuild the aging Landonline system that underpins Property Rights in New Zealand.  This included establishing an enduring in-house development and change capability that uses DevOps and Scaled Agile approaches, one of the first of its kind in NZ Government.

Appearing at
Speaker on stage presenting at FST Gov Victoria 2022
1 September 2022
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
It seems that the New Zealand Government is continuing its digital success stories from recent years, as it reconfigures the COVID-19 pandemic as a learning curve for how to better leverage technology to digitally-enable Government operations and citizen outcomes for...
FST Gov NZ Local
13 May 2021
This half-day event will be held from 11am NZST on Thursday 13 May to address common public sector challenges in executing streamlined digital transformation strategies, without jeopardising the citizen experience. Split over two sessions, you are welcome to register to each...
FST Gov NZ
15 October - 16 October 2020
  • Virtual Conference
Te Mahere mō te Whakaurunga Matihiko, or the Digital Inclusion Blueprint, released in 2019, is a hallmark of NZ’s progressive technology agenda – a vision for an inclusive, citizen-centric public service that empowers engagement through technology. However, while digital technologies...