Mark Kirkpatrick

About Me :)

Kia ora I’m Mark, a Channels Manager working at the New Zealand government Digital Public Service, living in Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara. I grew up in a lively university town called Maynooth, just outside Dublin, Ireland, and more recently spent about 12 years in beautiful Belfast in Northern Ireland.

The strategy is delivery

Yes, I am reusing wording from this pretty awesome book; I love digital and through roles in the programme and product space, I advise on how we deliver at pace, better digital services across the public service in Aotearoa/NZ. I also help set the strategic direction for products and channels, getting agreement across teams; ensuring consistency, conversion, quality in digital service delivery.

Download Mark Kirkpatrick’s CV pdf

It is exciting delving into wider strategic imperatives, organisational values, helping teams break these down into work that ultimately delivers. I have a passion for great digital experience in its various forms, and enjoy putting in place the conditions where teams can produce best-build, great design in meeting business and user needs.

How we make better

Other passions include inclusive design through brand and creative communications. My hobbies include running, music, politics, in that I am passionate about contributing to building better, for current and future generations. I am also currently learning a little more about Te Ao Māori and the richness of the wonderful place where I live through Te Reo, Treaty and Tikanga training.

You’ll find some older posts here where I talk randomly about strategy, product, communications, agile ways of working etc. - all personal views of course!

You can contact me by email, or take a look at my CV for any other details :)

ngā mihi / go raibh maith agat / thanks!