Ann-Marie Cavanagh

Ann-Marie Cavanagh

Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Digital Public Service
Department of Internal Affairs

Ann-Marie Cavanagh is the Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Digital Public Service at the Department of Internal Affairs (NZ).

She was previously the Director of Digital Government Strategy at DIA until her appointment to DCE and Deputy GCDO in December 2019. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2016, she was Head Digital Government Strategy at Novartis Pharma AG for the Medical Affairs function based in Switzerland. She has held several positions in start-ups to leading global teams in implementing digital innovation.

Originally from the UK and a Clinical Pharmacologist by training, Ms. Cavanagh is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Appearing at
FST Gov NZ
23 September 2021
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The New Zealand Government has in recent years made impressive strides in its digital transformation agenda. Achievements of note include the rollout of its one-stop-shop customer service hub, gov. NZ, coordinating its data sharing and management program (under the Data...
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...