Chris Buxton

Chris Buxton

Former Chief Digital Officer & Director Agency Partnering
Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa & Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua

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
Auckland NZ AWS Region
11 May 2022
Register for Session 1 of this year’s FSTGov NZ Digital Discussions as we explore how to efficiently govern public development and innovation projects. We will also delve into: Scale versus speed of response: how do we launch and handle projects...
Auckland NZ AWS Region
11 May 2022
Register for Session 2 of this year’s FSTGov NZ Digital Discussions as we discuss: Exploring why citizen expectations are changing to demand a more frictionless digital experience from their Public Service What are the key steps to enhance security, verification,...
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...