Scott Pyles, Chief Technology Officer, Fonterra

Scott has extensive international experience in leading business and technology transformations within Global 500 and ASX 200 organizations. Establishing and maintaining strong business and partner relationships is critical to Scott’s approach in delivering safe and effective transformation. 

Focusing on commercial outcomes, Scott applies a practical approach to setting technology strategy and problem solving. With a proven track record of successfully mitigating risk of cyber security threats through creating proactive technology solutions, Scott’s in depth cyber security strategy creates a multi-layered security architecture to protect the organisation. 

James Bergin, Executive General Manager, Technology Strategy & Integration, Xero

James uses his significant experience in enterprise architecture, software engineering, technical strategy, innovation management and leading high-performing teams to help small businesses thrive. Combining his deep industry and technical expertise with the ability to motivate the team around him James has a strong track record of transforming business models for a digital future.

Fiona Hewitt, Deputy CEO, Stats NZ

Fiona is the Deputy CEO for Stats NZ. With a career spanning over 20 years in senior management, consulting and executive roles working for and with a variety of high-profile New Zealand organisations, she has honed her skills in strategy, business performance, transformation, customer and people experience, supporting her passion in enabling high performance cultures and environments for a fast moving and competitive marketplace. 

 Andrew Barnes, Innovator, Entrepreneur, 4 Day Week Architect, Author, TEDx Speaker, Founder of Perpetual Guardian, former Chair of Regional Facilities Auckland, PaySauce and (virtual)  

Roxanne Salton, Chief Digital Officer, Southern Cross Health Society 

Roxanne is a digital and ICT leader with over 20 years’ experience in the telco, energy and banking sectors, and a broad background across sales, product and strategy. 

Angela Henderson, GM Digital, Kiwi Property Group 

Angela leads Kiwi Property’s digital and information technology teams and has overall responsibility for the company’s digital transformation strategy. Angela joined the company in 2021 and prior to this was GM Digital Strategy, and Innovation at Air NZ. She has a wealth of experience leading innovative technology teams, and has held senior digital roles at high profile New Zealand organisations including Westpac and Watercare.

Liza Gunn, GM Customer Service & Continuous Improvement, NZ Post 

Liza is a strategic advisor driving enterprise transformation that delivers the best possible outcomes for NZ Post customers 

Steven Turnbull, Chief Digital Officer, Te Pukenga 

Steven has over 20 years experience in technology leadership in vocational educationSteven was Chief Information Officer at Otago Polytechnic before joining Te Pūkenga as Chief Information Security Officer in 2023. Steven is passionate about changing lives through better digital support to improve outcomes for learners, employers and kaimahi. 

Kate Kolich, Assistant Governor/General Manager Information, Data and Analytics, Reserve Bank of NZ 

Kate is an industry leader with a demonstrated history of delivering data and analytics capability in the financial services industry and public sector. Kate has over 25 years experience Digital Strategy, Data and Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, Information Management, Data Governance, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Integration, Data Architecture and Data Warehousing. Kate is passionate about leading successful teams and creating opportunities for people to thrive and innovate. 

Michelle Hannan-Brown, Senior Executive, Data & Analytics, Air New Zealand 

Michelle has a history of leading projects that straddle the divide between technology and business departments within New Zealand organisations and was involved in one of New Zealands first deployments of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Michelle has helped build the RPA capability within a range of organisations and she currently leads the RPA Centre of Excellence for Air New Zealand. 

Andrew Barnes, Innovator, Entrepreneur, 4 Day Week Architect, Author, TEDx Speaker,

Founder of Perpetual Guardian, former Chair of Regional Facilities Auckland, PaySauce and  

Andrew has made a career of leading market-changing innovation and industry digitisation. He founded New Zealand’s largest corporate trustee company, Perpetual Guardian, and spearheaded the company’s efforts to create four-day working weeks that helped spark a global movement. 

Barnes spent 20 years in Australia, floating on the ASX and held senior roles in Macquarie Bank, Citi, Tower, County Natwest, and was chairman of Australasian Wealth Investments. In 2013, Barnes acquired Perpetual Trust in New Zealand, and purchased Guardian Trust, creating Perpetual Guardian. In April 2015, he acquired e-will platform My Bucket List and Foundation Corporate Trust. In 2018, Barnes announced that Perpetual Guardian would be trialling four day work weeks. The trial sparked widespread international interest, with the World Economic Forum. In 2020, Barnes published, ‘The 4 Day Week” and through this work he is on the advisory board of the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University.