The Ministry of Health has appointed Microsoft New Zealand executive Sue Gordon to the role of deputy director-general corporate services.
Gordon was most recently public sector manager at the tech giant, working with government agencies and negotiating and delivering the all-of-government Microsoft agreement, the three-year G2018 Framework.
Before Microsoft, Gordon held senior management roles at Land Information NZ and the Ministry for Economic Development leading their corporate functions.
For Gordon the move is a return: her first management role was HR manager in the Ministry of Health.
The G2018 deal is a cross-government volume licensing agreement that includes subscription-based, perpetual, and cloud services licensing, aggregating current and future agency demand for volume discounts while providing agencies with a transition path to cloud and hybrid deployments.
It is available through Microsoft Licensing Solution Partners Cyclone Computer, Datacom, Dimension Data, Fujitsu, Insight Enterprises and Spark Digital.