The Ministry of Health is appointing Shayne Hunter to the role of deputy director-general data and digital.
Hunter's most recent role has been the chief information officer for Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs.
Currently, he chairs the Central Region DHB’s CIO group and was previously the chair of the Health Sector National IS Leaders Forum.
Prior to this, Hunter was based at the ministry and led a number of national initiatives in the area of medicines management.
Hunter started his career with IBM before leaving to establish a number of start-up business based on emerging technologies.
Earlier this week, the ministry announced it had 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.