EPL is the government company formed to take over the management of the schools’ payroll service following the Novopay incident.
Crombie will be replacing Cathy Magiannis, who has been appointed as a director of the EPL board for a two-year term.
Anne Speden, executive director: information, technology and systems, will be acting CIO at NZ Police.
Stephen Crombie stepped up to the 2IC strategy/executive director, information, technology & systems at NZ Police a year ago. This was an expansion of his CIO role at Police.Read more: Career watch: A strategic planning scenario for the CIO role
He has also held executive roles at Ministry of Social Development, Department of Internal Affairs, Tait Communications and Telecom (now Spark), and Ericsson-Synergy.
EPL board chair, Dame Patsy Reddy, says Crombie brings a wealth of experience in relevant public and private sector CEO and senior management positions that will ensure the company has the very best leadership going forward.
“He has had an ideal mix of senior roles in IT, large-scale commercial management, business transformation, marketing and product management in both the public and private sectors," says Reddy.
"We are looking forward to welcoming Stephen on board and working together to ensure the NZ education payroll continues to build on a platform of continuous improvement.”Read more: The future of cybersecurity Across the board
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