Power women empowering Kiwi businesses with the power of data

Women in Data 3-1

Data Insight, New Zealand’s premier data analytics agency adds two exceptional women to its leadership team to help accelerate empowering Kiwi businesses with the power of data. Hayley Horan joins as Chief Growth Officer and Caroline Knowles as Chief Product Officer.

The opportunity to create value and accelerate your business goals by leveraging and understanding data is well recognised. This applies to any and every business and association, from corporate to government to charity.

The people driving this change of data acceleration in the STEM community are still vastly under-represented by women. That’s why Data Insight is even more excited to introduce two powerhouse additions to the DI leadership team.

Data Insight was founded by serial entrepreneur Carmen Vicelich, (who also owns and runs global mortgage technology platform Valocity), and is led by CEO and Data Strategist guru Claire Bonham Holden, who has over 20 years’ experience leading teams to success in senior leadership data analytical roles. Adding expertise and experience to the leadership team in two new and key roles, Data Insight introduces:

• Hayley Horan, Chief Growth Officer, has a wealth of experience in international strategic growth, through product development, brand, sales, and customer success. With a career that spans the globe and covers a range of sectors, Hayley’s most recent role has been with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise as the Tech Sector Lead. Prior to that, she was the Trade Commissioner to Singapore, with a key focus on the Tech, F&B and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors.

Hayley is a member of the Institute of Directors and has held Governance roles both domestically and internationally. Hayley's passion is changing the productivity results of NZ by enabling better decisions through data insights.

• Caroline Knowles, Chief Product Officer, has joined DI after 3 years at mobile engagement software company Plexure as the COO. With over 25 years’ experience in NZ, the UK and Europe her expertise covers strategy, marketing, commercial operations and product.

Caroline is passionate about helping NZ companies scale and grow on the global stage, and is a strong supporter of Women in Tech. Caroline is excited to accelerate Data Insight’s scale and growth in it’s product capability to support its broad customer base.

We know that phenomenal businesses are built by phenomenal teams, and Data Insight continues to build and grow the best team of people that empower customers with data and support data driven decision making.


About Data Insight
Data Insight helps organisations such as telcos, utilities, retailers and banking to deliver capability to leverage the power of data to create value.
Data Insight does this by providing tools and techniques including Machine Learning, AI, Data strategy, visualisation, advanced analytics, modelling and insights.

If you need help getting smarter with data, get in touch with our expert team


Download the Data Revolution – an executive guide to becoming a data-led business to compete in the ‘Age of the Customer’, authored by our Founder Chair Carmen Vicelich.