Candace is currently a board director with listed and private companies and an advisor for several prominent businesses from NZ and the USA. She has previously held a number of senior roles in the science and tech sector including over a decade of experience as a company CEO with NZ science software start-up Biomatters and with the industry body, NZTECH. Candace has been recognised for her achievements in business and leadership through the years and is passionate about elevating women in the STEM fields. While CEO of NZTECH, she founded NZ Women Tech Execs, a national group of women execs in the tech sector and supported the national launch of 'Shadow Tech' for young women aspiring to work in technology.
She has degrees in Anthropology & Political Science from the University of Hawaii, a Post Grad and Masters degree in Business from Massey University and advanced qualifications in Bio-Pharma from Rutger's, Governance from the University of Melbourne and specialist studies in Cybersecurity from MIT