Ann-Marie Cavanagh

Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Digital Public Service

Department of Internal Affairs (NZ)

Ann-Marie Cavanagh is the Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Digital Public Service at the Department of Internal Affairs (NZ).

She was previously the Director of Digital Government Strategy at DIA until her appointment to DCE and Deputy GCDO in December 2019. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2016, she was Head Digital Government Strategy at Novartis Pharma AG for the Medical Affairs function based in Switzerland. She has held several positions in start-ups to leading global teams in implementing digital innovation.

Originally from the UK and a Clinical Pharmacologist by training, Ms. Cavanagh is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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New Zealand, like the rest of the word, faced unprecedented circumstances in late March 2020. Lockdown due to COVID-19 epidemic meant everyone but essential workers were asked to stay home, except to exercise locally or access essential goods and services. Hundreds of thousands of people literally overnight – began working from home instead of the office, schools and universities moved to online...