Mark Sowden
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Mark Sowden

Statistics New Zealand / Tatauranga Aotearoa

Government statistician and chief executive

  • Appointed January 2020.
  • Also government chief data steward.
  • Leads NZ’s open data programme.

Career

The Treasury / Te Tai Ōhanga
Various manager and analyst roles
Jan 1996 - Sep 2009
Ministry for The Environment / Manatū mō te Taiao
Deputy Secretary, Organisational Performance and Operations, Director, Natural and Built Environment
Sep 2009 - Nov 2015
Statistics New Zealand / Tatauranga Aotearoa
Deputy Chief Executive, Data System Leadership
Nov 2015 - Jun 2019
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development / Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga
Deputy Chief Executive, Housing and Urban Settings
Jun 2019 - Dec 2020
Statistics New Zealand / Tatauranga Aotearoa
Chief Executive and Government Statistician
Jan 2020 - Present

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