Stuart Wakefield

CIO

Ministry of Education

New Zealand

Stuart joined the Ministry of Education as Chief Information Officer in 2014, and was previously the Director of the Office of the Government CIO. He has extensive experience in both private and public sector technology roles, across a broad range of industries, including banking & finance, postal, utilities and health, and several years as an independent consultant.  His roles have included significant business change initiatives, such as the regionalisation of clinical records and patient administration systems in the health sector, as well as significant policy and strategy development work, such as the inaugural NZ Government ICT Strategy & Action Plan.  In the education sector, Stuart is exploring how we bring the NZ Education system forward into a true digital ecosystem, encompassing learners, educators, providers and parents.