Chief Advisor, Health Information Strategy and Policy
New Zealand Health Information Service
Ministry of Health
As Chief Advisor, Brendan Kelly leads the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Health Information
Strategy & Policy Unit. The Unit is responsible for policy and strategy advice relating to health
sector information and technology.
Brendan helped to develop the Health Information Strategy for New Zealand (published in 2005)
and is an ex-officio member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee that is responsible for
Brendan Kelly has extensive information policy and government experience. He has wide-ranging
experience in the area of strategic development. Brendan was a founding member of New
Zealand’s e-government programme where he was the Programme Architect; providing strategic
direction and leadership, driving innovative use of technology, and developing policy frameworks.
Brendan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economic History and a Bachelor of Commerce and
Administration degree in Information Systems and Business Management, both from Victoria
University of Wellington, New Zealand.