Ian Fletcher

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Person.png Ian Fletcher SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(diplomat, spook)
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Born25 August 1959
NationalityNew Zealand
Alma materUniversity of Canterbury
ParentsRay Fletcher
Former head of the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau

Employment.png Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau

In office
February 2012 - January 2015
Appointed byJohn Key
Resigned before the completion of his 5 year term

Ian Fletcher is a former head of the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau, after being appointed by John Key, whom he knew professionally and who was a school ffiend of his younger brother.


He chaired the G8 committee on intellectual property and concluded two agreements with China to protect the intellectual property rights of British citizens.[1] He then transferred to the Queensland state government where he was the Director-General and CEO of the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.[2]


  1. O’Connor, Paul (2009). Choosing the Right Path: Burnside High School 1960-2010. Christchurch: Silver Fox Publishing. p. 197.
  2. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/5589538/New-Zealands-new-top-spy-boss-revealed