Chief Digital Officer
Richard is NZTE’s Chief Digital Officer. In this role he leads our IT development and support functions, but also provides strategic direction for the organisation, and how it will meet the digital needs of NZTE’s customers.
Richard grew up in Dunedin, spent a number of years in Christchurch before moving to Wellington. He has delivered and owned some of the largest ICT projects in New Zealand during the last decade, including the build of New Zealand’s third largest telecommunications network.
His professional roles have included Global IT Director and Solutions roles for PGG Wrightson, senior technical and consulting roles at Spark (previously Gen-i), senior strategic advisory roles for a number of organisations, and Shared Services Manager for Transpower.
Richard has been with NZTE since late 2015. Apart from a BA Hons. with the University of Otago, he has completed an Executive Leadership Program with the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He also lectures from time to time at the Auckland University, as part of the CIO education programme.
Thanks to his work with NZTE, Richard was judged the 2017 New Zealand CIO of the Year.
Contact our Wellington office
Level 15, The Majestic Centre
100 Willis Street, Wellington, 6011
PO Box 2878, Wellington, 6140
Phone: +64 4 816 8100