Chris Buxton

Chris Buxton

Chief Digital Officer
Statistics New Zealand

Chris Buxton is Statistics New Zealand’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO). He has a bold vision, to drive his strategy delivering transformational Digital operations and services for the agency and customers. 

His initiatives include improving service delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology; creating new business models for service delivery including XaaS; promoting cloud based solution opportunities to increase self-service capabilities; promoting cross government big data analytics; and leading strategic initiatives to transform the technology department to be a centre for innovation, flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness to customer needs. 

Previous roles have been in the UK and NZ Defence and intelligence communities specialising in Cryptography, Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence. Prior to joining the Statistics New Zealand,Chris was the Chief Information Officer with the Government Communications Security Bureau, New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency. In this role he led the delivery of Big data processing, analytic and visualisation capabilities, as well as national and international digital federation and interoperability.

Appearing at
FST Gov NZ
15 October 2020
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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...
FST Gov NZ
28 August 2019
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
FSTGov’s marquee event of 2019, the New Zealand conference marks the biggest dedicated government technology event in the region.