Tim Occleshaw

Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer

Department of Internal Affairs

New Zealand

Tim Occleshaw is Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Service and System Transformation at New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA).

Tim is responsible for leading development and delivery of the Government’s centrally led, collaboratively delivered digital transformation. His portfolio includes digital service innovation and digital identity strategy, system-wide assurance leadership, Government Information Services, the Government Chief Privacy Officer and the development and management of ICT procurement across government. These are integral to managing investments and driving resilience and value across government agencies. He reports to DIA Chief Executive and Government Chief Digital Officer, Colin MacDonald. 

Before joining DIA in 2012, Tim spent four years with Inland Revenue as Deputy Commissioner, Information, Design and Systems. As Chief Information Officer at the Ministry of Social Development, Tim was recognised as New Zealand CIO of the Year in 2008.

Tim’s career spans more than 25 years working in business, management and executive roles in the financial services sector in Australia and New Zealand.