Chris Buxton

Chris Buxton

Chief Digital Officer
Stats NZ

Chris Buxton is a recognised thought leader and international speaker, in Digital operations and unleashing data. He is currently Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Security officer at Statistics New Zealand, leading a transformation change of its digital capabilities. He is a champion of big data and analytics to drive citizen engagement and drive performance; and is leading strategic initiatives to transform his own department to be a centre for innovation, flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness to customer needs.

Chris has extensive experience in the data field with previous roles in the UK and NZ Defence and intelligence communities specialising in Cryptography, Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence. Prior to joining Stats NZ Chris was the Chief information Officer for the NZ Foreign Intelligence Agency, Government Communications Security Bureau. 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
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
23 September 2021
This year’s FST Government NZ Mini Series will be held from 11am – 1pm NZST on Thursday 23 September, bringing together the top session’s from this year’s FST Government New Zealand in-person summit (re-scheduled until 2022). The New Zealand Government...