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Liz MacPherson

Privacy Commissioner / Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu

Assistant commissioner, policy and operations

  • Previously Government Statistician after holding a number of deputy chief executive roles in the public service.


Ministry of Economic Development
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Jun 2002 - Jul 2012
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Hīkina Whakatutuki
Deputy Chief Executive - Strategy & Governance, Deputy Chief Executive, Labour
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Statistics New Zealand / Tatauranga Aotearoa
Chief Executive and Government Statistician and NZ’s first Government Chief Data Steward
Aug 2013 - Dec 2019
Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ)
President and Chair of Board
Feb 2020 - Present
Privacy Commissioner / Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu
COO and Assistant Commissioner
Apr 2020 - Present

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