Greg Goulding has been appointed as Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand and takes up his new appointment with the Department of Internal Affairs on 4 April 2011.
Greg has worked for Archives New Zealand and its predecessor National Archives, since 1989.
Prior to his new appointment Greg had been acting in the Chief Archivist’s role and was formerly Group Manager, Government Recordkeeping. He led the development and implementation of the Public Records Act 2005 which now provides the basis for security of government information across the State sector.
Greg’s appointment results from Archives New Zealand’s integration with the Department of Internal Affairs which took place on 1 February this year. He took a leading role in the project to integrate both Archives New Zealand and the National Library with the Department.
The new Department sees Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand included in the newly created Knowledge, Information, Research and Technology branch. This group includes Government Technology Services and the office of the Government Chief Information Officer; both exist to improve government’s use and management of information.
Being connected with other key players in information management provides a sound base for Archives New Zealand to continually improve its service to government recordkeeping.
Increasing our ICT capacity also means we can connect with more people to ensure the wealth of information in the archives is readily available online.