Colin MacDonald

Chief Executive

Secretary for Internal Affairs; Secretary for Local Government

Government Chief Digital Officer

New Zealand

Colin MacDonald is Chief Executive of New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs, Secretary for Internal Affairs, Secretary for Local Government, and the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO).

In his GCDO role, Colin is the ICT functional leader for government and he works collaboratively across the state sector to transform government ICT and digital services, making it easier for New Zealanders to access government services.

Colin has a background in computer science and he has held both public and private sector leadership roles in the United Kingdom and New Zealand during his forty year career. In New Zealand, he has been Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand, Deputy Commissioner Business Development and Systems at Inland Revenue, and Chief Operating Officer for the ANZ Banking Group (NZ).