Jonnie is the Programme Director of Lightning LabGov Tech, New Zealand's premier public sector innovation programme. 2018 saw the inaugural cohort of 12 public sector projects go through the programme after 60 possible projects were identified. Projects were from one of 4 themes; Social; Exponential govt; Environmental; and Community. Some of the included projects addressed financial literacy, the declining albatross population and the health of our waterways.
Jonnie is an entrepreneur and problem solver who joined Creative HQ 2 years ago with a strong focus and passion for GovTech after having a startup working to support migrant business owners. He has 8 years of experience using Lean principles and practises: experimenting, validating and ‘selling’ to determine market fit.