Ann-Marie Cavanagh
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Ann-Marie Cavanagh

Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua

Deputy chief executive, digital public service; deputy government chief digital officer

  • Most recent role was leading development as director of Digital Government Strategy.
  • Previously chief technology and digital services officer at the Ministry of Health.
  • Was head of digital strategy at Novartis Pharma in Switzerland.
  • Positions range from small start-up agencies to leading global teams in implementing digital innovation.
  • Born in the UK and a clinical pharmacologist by training.


Snr Clinical Communications Leader
Nov 2008 - Dec 2011
Head Digital Strategy - Global Medical Affairs, Global Head, Medical Communications
Jan 2011 - Nov 2016
Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora
Acting Deputy Director General Data and DIgital, Chief Technology and Digital Services Officer
Nov 2016 - Mar 2019
Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
Director Digital Government Strategy
Mar 2019 - Dec 2019
Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer
Dec 2019 - Present

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