Simon Mason
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Simon Mason

Statistics New Zealand / Tatauranga Aotearoa

Deputy government statistician, deputy chief executive, census and collection operations

  • Appointed July 2020.
  • Previously acting deputy commissioner, corporate integrity and assurance at Inland Revenue, led the commercial and procurement function, and was a member of the Inland Revenue business transformation programme leadership team.
  • Has held senior roles in private and public organisations and is a member of the Institute of Directors.
  • Sponsor for Inland Revenue’s Māori engagement unit, Māhutonga.


Kelevra Limited
Sep 2004 - Oct 2013
Head of Enterprise Relationship and Contract Management
Dec 2009 - May 2013
Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Procurement Advisor
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013
Inland Revenue / Te Tari Taake
Acting Deputy Commissioner, Corporate Integrity and Assurance, Head of Commercial and Procurement
Jun 2016 - Jul 2020
Statistics New Zealand / Tatauranga Aotearoa
Deputy Chief Executive
Jul 2020 - Present

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