Heather Ward

Principal Advisor

National Cyber Policy Office

Heather Ward has been the Principal Adviser in the National Cyber Policy Office of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet since September 2013. The National Cyber Policy Office (NCPO) was set up within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in July 2012. It leads the development of cyber security policy advice for government and advises on the in vestment of government resources in cyber security activities. Heather Ward is leading the refresh of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan (announced by the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media in April 2018).