Chief Executive

Peter Murray

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    Peter Murray

Peter was appointed to Chief Executive (Acting) in 2018. He was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Information Knowledge Services (IKS) from mid-2014.

He is a Trustee for the Te Puna Foundation, a charitable entity aligned to the purposes of the National Library of New Zealand.

Peter was previously also responsible for the Government Chief Privacy Officer and Government Information Services. These two all of government functions have been realigned within DIA effective 31 July 2017. Previously Peter was Deputy Chief Executive, Shared Services Branch. He started in this role in early 2011

Prior to joining DIA in 2011, Peter was the Deputy Chief Executive, Organisation Services for the Ministry of Fisheries where he joined in 1999.

Before joining Fisheries, Peter was Chief Financial Officer (including responsibility for IT and HR) for Wellington Area Health Board, and then Capital & Coast Health Limited. He worked prior to that in financial and management roles for IBM Australia and IBM New Zealand, P&O New Zealand and Deloitte.

Peter is a Wellingtonian, and his professional training is as a Chartered Accountant. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and an Executive Masters in Public Administration (2007), from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, through Victoria University of Wellington.

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