Liz MacPherson named chief statistician, replacing Bascand

Mon, 17 Jun 2013

June 18 (BusinessDesk) - Liz MacPherson, a deputy chief at the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, has been named as the next government statistician. MacPherson will take up the position on Aug. 26 for a five-year term, the State Services Commission said in a statement. She replaces Geoff Bascand, who left in May to join the Reserve Bank as deputy governor and head of operations. MacPherson is currently deputy CEO for strategy and governance at MoBIE, with oversight of the mega-ministry’s Canterbury economic recovery work and th...

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