Craig Jones

Deputy Government Statistician and Deputy Chief Executive

Stats NZ

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Craig started as Deputy Government Statistician with responsibility for Data System Leadership in May 2020. Prior to this role he was Deputy Secretary, Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Ministry of Education since May 2016. Prior to joining the Ministry he spent 16 years in the New South Wales public service, holding leadership roles in Justice, Treasury and Education.
Originally from Waihopai | Invercargill, he graduated from Otago University in 2000 and was later awarded a PhD in forensic psychology from the University of New South Wales. Craig proudly describes himself as a data nerd and all of his roles in government have involved a strong focus on how government can collect, manage and use data to make better decisions.

Next Appearance
9th Annual FST Government New Zealand Summit 2023
14 Speakers
8 Sponsors
Craig Jones
Stats NZ
Carl Nixon
New Zealand Defence Force Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa
Tina MacLean
Inland Revenue Te Tari Taake
Glenn Kirker
New Zealand Defence Force
Chris Buxton
Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa & Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
Devrim Celik
Massey University
Speaker on stage presenting at FST Gov Victoria 2022
31 August 2023
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Jasmine Haw Alverez
Conference Producer
T: +61 2 8484 0918
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Murali Ramesh
Head of Production - FSI
T: +61 2 8484 0904
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Stella Spackman
Senior Conference Producer
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