Lauren joined Ports of Auckland in 2019, with over 20 years' experience commercialising innovative technology in Supply Chain. Lauren returned to New Zealand in 2018, having spent nearly 19 years across the world's largest technology markets, with a mandate to influence the New Zealand ecosystem towards realising business growth potential, both here, and recognised internationally. As CIO (Chief Information Officer), Lauren is responsible for generating high market impact through activating emerging and prevailing digital business opportunities. Lauren is a recognised strategist and innovator, successfully building assets and spin off's as viable propositions, specifically around IoT and the convergence of OT/IT.
Lauren was formally GM Digital for Coda Group in NZ, Group Director of Innovation for Brambles, Principal Partner of Momenta Partners and currently also serves as Independent Director for Harrison Grierson in NZ.