Former InternetNZ executive director Peter Macaulay is understood to have picked up a plum government job driving the digital strategy.
Computerworld has been told Macaulay will take up the newly-created position of digital strategy manager with the Ministry of Economic Development, reporting directly to the Minister of IT, David Cunliffe.
Macaulay was a strong champion of better access to broadband and of ENUM in his time at InternetNZ. Through the 1990s, he worked in the vendor side as owner of the Number One Software Company.
The Ministry was unable to confirm the appointment, which Computerworld understands is in final negotiations. If terms are agreed, Macaulay will take up his new role in mid-August.
(Editor's note: the Ministry confirmed Macaulay's appointment late on Friday.)