Chris Buxton

Chief Data Officer / Stats NZ

Chris Buxton joined Statistics New Zealand in 2014 and as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) he is responsible for leading the Agency technology strategy and managing overall IT operations and service delivery.

His initiatives include improving service delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology; creating new business models for service delivery including XaaS; promoting cloud based solution opportunities to increase self-service capabilities; promoting cross government big data analytics; and leading strategic initiatives to transform the technology department to be a centre for innovation, flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness to customer needs.

Prior to joining the Statistics New Zealand, Chris was the Chief Information Officer with the Government Communications Security Bureau, New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency.