Russell Craig is Microsoft New Zealand’s National Technology Officer and a member of the Microsoft New Zealand leadership team. Based in Wellington, he works with regulators and policy-makers on a wide range of issues related to use of digital technologies across the public and private sectors. In his current role with Microsoft, Russell has been regularly engaged with the Ministry of Health – most recently in relation to the evolution of its policy regarding cloud services. In this work, he advocated for change on behalf of both Microsoft’s customers and the NZ health IT industry. Looking forward, Russell will continue to work with Microsoft’s global healthcare team to help enable digital transformation across the NZ health system, and support local health IT vendors to develop innovative products and services that are locally and globally relevant. Russell was co-opted to board in 2016 and was then elected to the Board of NZHIT in 2017.