Appointment of Deputy Director-General Data and Digital

Media release

30 January 2019

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Shayne Hunter to the role of Deputy Director-General Data and Digital.

Shayne has spent the last 15 years in the health and disability sector where he developed a strong a passion for information and technology enabled improvements for the system and for the health outcomes for individuals and our population. 

His most recent role has been the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs where he’s been a member of the ELT for each district health board.  

He currently chairs the Central Region DHB’s CIO group and was previously the Chair of the Health Sector National IS Leaders Forum. Prior to his role as CIO, he was based at the Ministry and led a number of national initiatives in the area of medicines management.  

Shayne started his career with IBM before leaving to establish a number of start-up business based on emerging technologies. From there he has held delivery and leadership roles in government and the private sector.

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