Tim Occleshaw

Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer / New Zealand

As the Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer, Tim Occleshaw leads the New Zealand public sector’s digital government team.

With responsibility for developing the digital government strategy, providing ICT/ digital investment advice, digital service innovation and digital identity strategy, Tim’s team is at the forefront of government’s digital transformation. Alongside re-imaging customer journeys and developing an innovation culture, the team manages critical components of the New Zealand government’s digital capabilities, architecture and infrastructure.

Tim’s portfolio also covers system-wide assurance leadership, Government Information Services, Government Chief Privacy Officer and the development and management of ICT Common Capability products and services across government. These are integral to managing investments and driving resilience and operating value across government agencies.

Tim is also Deputy Chief Executive, Service and System Transformation (SST) branch, at the Department of Internal Affairs, and he reports to the Chief Executive and Government Chief Digital Officer, Colin MacDonald.

Before joining Internal Affairs in 2012, Tim spent four years with Inland Revenue as Deputy Commissioner, Information, Design and Systems. As Chief Information Officer at the Ministry of Social Development, Tim was recognised as New Zealand CIO of the Year in 2008.

Tim also has more than 20 years’ experience in business, management and executive roles in the financial services sector in Australia and New Zealand.