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Paul Ash

Special Representative on Cyber and Digital, New Zealand

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Paul works closely with the technology sector and cyber and digital agencies in New Zealand and globally.  Paul took up this role in March 2020. He has had a long association with cyber and digital policy, including as part of New Zealand’s Christchurch Call team since its inception. 

Paul led DPMC’s National Security Policy Directorate from 2018-2019, providing policy leadership on national security, intelligence, risk and resilience, working with agencies in the national security sector.  Prior to that, Paul led the National Cyber Policy Office from its establishment in 2012 through to 2017. Prior to roles in DPMC, Paul was a career diplomat, serving as Deputy Head of Mission in Brussels from 2008 to 2012, and postings and secondments in Solomon Islands, Beijing, and Taipei.  Paul is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and the Chinese Language and Area Studies School of the Foreign Service Institute.