Wendy Hamilton is General Manager Data System Capability at StatsNZ and part of the Government Chief Data Steward function, aiming to provide system leadership to central government and uplift the data maturity of the government data system. In New Zealand Wendy has had roles in large government agencies such as Chief Data Steward at Education and Director Data & Information at Justice. Her professional background includes the adoption of new technologies to enable business change at leading global technology organisations in Britain, Europe and the United States and delivering data warehouse and insight services for a large British telecommunications provider.
In these roles she has been responsible for the safe, appropriate and ethical collection, management and use of data for informed decision making at all levels to support operational practice and policy setting. This has involved setting strategic direction of enterprise information and data management, obtaining insight from data by building solid data and analytics foundations and capability.
Her current focus is building partnerships across New Zealand’s central government data system and leading responses to cross system challenges.