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Digital Identity New Zealand

Executive Council Update and seeking a new Executive Director

Papaki kau ana ngā tai o mihi ki a koutou katoa.

As the Kiwi summer rolls on it brings with it a sense of optimism for 2021 and reminds us how truly blessed we are to call Aotearoa New Zealand home.

The year ahead for our digital identity ecosystem and DINZ is one of optimism and progress  too – with our focus squarely set on leading a united approach to digital identity for the benefit of all New Zealanders.  2021 will be a significant year of progress as the work to formalise the DIA’s proposed Trust Framework is gathers momentum.

In the spirit of optimism and progress, I would like to let you know that Andrew Weaver will be leaving DINZ as our Executive Director at the end of March.  Andrew has been a true rangatira and kaitiaki of DINZ since its establishment.  Working together with our members and Executive Council, Andrew has set our association on the path to growth and success and developed significant local and international profile and respect.   Andrew is leaving us to pursue other opportunities and we sincerely thank him for his contribution to DINZ and the ecosystem and wish him all the very best. Prior to the end of March we will take time to acknowledge his significant contribution to DINZ.

Our mission at DINZ is to create a digital identity ecosystem that enhances Kāwanatanga (honourable governance), Rangatiratanga (self-determination & agency) and   Ōritetanga (equity & partnerships) for all people in New Zealand.  We are on a journey to become more tiriti-honouring by enhancing our practice to embody Kāwanatanga, believe digital identity is a taonga and we collectively have a great responsibility as Kaitiaki to treat people’s identity with dignity, respect and care.  We have started the process of looking for a new Executive Director who will drive this mission and kaupapa at DINZ. 

Learn more about the Executive Director role opportunity

I would also like to formally welcome our new Executive Council members who joined in with our first meeting of the year on the 28th January.  Welcome and we look forward to your wisdom and guidance on the Executive Council.

  • Sat Mandri, JNCTN
  • John Evans, TSB
  • Russell Craig, Microsoft NZ
  • Luke McIntyre, MATTR

In the Government seat on the Executive Council, the DIA will continue to represent the government and we are pleased to welcome Alan Bell replacing Tony Eyles as the government representative.

We look forward to engaging with you throughout 2021 as we shape a new future for digital identity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

He mihi mutunga kore

David Morrison
Executive Council Chair

Digital Identity New Zealand A purpose driven, inclusive, membership funded organisation, whose members have a shared passion for the opportunities that digital identity can offer. Digital Identity NZ supports a sustainable, inclusive and trustworthy digital future for all New Zealanders.