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Liz MacPherson

Statistics NZ
New Zealand

Liz MacPherson is a public servant with 24 years experience, including a decade working at senior leadership level in the public sector.

Liz was appointed to the role of Government Statistician and Chief Executive of Statistics NZ in August 2013. Prior to that, she held several senior roles over a 20-year period at the Department of Labour, the Ministry of Economic Development, and more recently the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment where she was Deputy Chief Executive for Strategy and Governance.

The breadth and scope of Liz’s experience brings a new perspective to her role as the Government Statistician. Liz is passionate about evidence-driven decision-making and sees her role is to ensure New Zealand decision-makers at all levels have access to quality information.