What does the Chancellor do?
As Chancellor of the Canton of Zurich, I am the administrative head of the Chancellery. I was elected by the Government Council and report to its president.
My job is to advise and support the Government Council. Together with my staff from the Chancellery, I prepare the weekly meeting of the Government Council. This includes examining mainly legal and verbal aspects of the departments’ proposals. Additionally, I attend the meetings of the Government Council in an advisory capacity, minute the resulting decrees and process them.
About Kathrin Arioli
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Graduation from the University of Zurich with a degree in law
1988 - 1990
Assistant at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich
Doctorate in law at the University of Zurich
1990 - 1998
Research assistant at the Office for Equality of the Canton of Zurich
1999 - 2011
Head of the Office for Equality of the Canton of Zurich
2011 - 2013
Secretary General at the Department of Home Affairs of the Canton of Zug
2013 - 2017
Secretary General at the Cantonal Supreme Court of the Canton of Bern
Earlier part-time occupations
- Lecturer for public law at the University of Zurich and the Swiss Distance University Institute
- Substitute judge at the Administrative Court of Zurich
On the 25th of April 2018, the Government Council devised the strategy «Digital Administration 2018–2023». The strategy presents the way in which the administration intends to help shape digital developments and seize the opportunities that come with digitisation. As chancellor, I am in charge of the implementation of the strategy and its incentive programme.
The people are at the heart of our «Digital Administration 2018–2023» strategy. In order to reach the people of the Canton of Zurich even better in the future, we are rethinking our cantonal administrative processes for our population and businesses.
For the series «Digitization and Us», I have visited a large variety of employees to talk about the challenges and opportunities – but also the potential risks – of digitisation in their lines of work and everyday tasks and duties. Take a look: