Naomi Ferguson

Chief Executive Officer

Inland Revenue

Naomi has been Commissioner and Chief Executive of Inland Revenue since July 2012. She is leading our customer-centred business transformation, and she chairs our Strategic Governance Board

Naomi has a Master of Arts in English Literature and Sociology from Glasgow University. She is an experienced public sector executive with more than 25 years' experience working in revenue agencies in the United Kingdom (UK) and New Zealand. She has successfully delivered major transformational change projects and built effective teams to deliver results.  Naomi was the Deputy Commissioner, Service Delivery Inland Revenue New Zealand from 2003-2006, and immediately prior to returning to New Zealand to take up her current role, she was the Director, Business Customer and Strategy at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK.  Naomi has also worked in the banking and health sectors.

Naomi contributes to a number of public sector wide initiatives and groups, including the Women in Government Network and is a member of the Diversity Works Board and the Ministry of Justice Risk and Audit Committee.

In 2016 Naomi won the Women of Influence Award for Public Policy.