Pia Andrews takes up the NSW role in September following her role with a cross agency Service Innovation Lab for the New Zealand Government.
Martin Hoffman, secretary of the Department of Finance Services and Innovation, said the NSW Government was building a world class digital team to dramatically improve services for the people of NSW.
“Pia is well respected worldwide and brings decades of experience in open data, open government, digital transformation and government as an API,” Hoffman said.
“Pia comes from leading a cross agency Service Innovation Lab for the New Zealand Government and we’re pleased to bring her back across the Tasman to NSW. We are building a world class digital team to dramatically improve services for the people of NSW.”
Andrews will report to NSW Government chief Information and Digital Officer Greg Wells.
“The leadership from Martin Hoffman and Greg Wells is extraordinary and provides a unique opportunity to work in a senior executive team that is committed to systemic transformation,” Andrews said.
“I learned much from my short time in New Zealand and found there a way of connecting and being open that will always keep my family anchored there, so I’m particularly delighted that we will be forging a partnership between the New Zealand Service Innovation Lab and the NSW Government Digital NSW Acceleration Lab to collaborate on this important work.”