Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO)
This role oversees the development and management of digital for the state sector. It’s currently held by Colin MacDonald, who is also the Chief Executive (CE) of the Department of Internal Affairs.
What the GCDO does
The GCDO is the government functional lead for digital. Functional leads are charged with developing and improving a designated area across government.
The roles are delegated to specific CEs by the State Services Commissioner.
Leading the direction of digital
The GCDO is responsible for:
- setting digital policy and standards
- improving investments
- establishing and managing services
- developing capability
- system assurance (assuring risk management and effective investment across government).
Who supports the GCDO
The GCDO is supported by the Digital Government Partnership, a group of stakeholders from agencies across government.
The GCDO is also supported by Tim Occleshaw, Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Internal Affairs' Service and System Transformation group, and teams within the Department of Internal Affairs. These teams lead or support an area of digital transformation such as system transformation, service innovation and system assurance.
Contact the GCDO