Head of Information Initiatives, Bank of New Zealand
Sonya has recently joined the Bank of New Zealand in a newly formed role as Head of Information Initiatives. This involves working across the banking ecosystem (including external partners) to accelerate delivery of benefits for customers, drawing on technology to create new value and remove operational friction. Prior to this, Sonya was the Chief Innovation Officer at SkyCity where her role focused on creating new value across core, adjacent and breakthrough markets using innovation and human centred design thinking. Other roles include GM Digital Innovation at Fonterra, Managing Director at Datamine and Senior Executive Marketing & Communication roles in Australia. Sonya is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is actively involved in hackathons for social good.