Dianna Taylor currently works for REANNZ as the Chief Executive Officer, REANNZ provides and supports the Advanced Research and Education Network in NZ that enables the New Zealand research and education communities to collaborate locally and globally. This is a new sector for her and provides plenty of new challenges as a CEO in the Public Sector managing a complex high availability business.
Prior to this she has gained over 25 years’ experience in the wagering, banking and financial services industry, most recently working as Chief Information Officer at New Zealand Racing Board. During her time there she lead the implementation of a new Fixed Odds Betting core system, a number of compliance programs (PCI and AML), decommissioning of the on-premise datacentre and completed the migration to IaaS and TaaS service offerings.
Dianna has also worked for Kiwibank, IAG New Zealand, ANZ, and Techtonics Group in a number of technology and business-related roles, including CIO, GM Technology and GM Enterprise Operations at Kiwibank, Head of Service & Operations for ANZ’s National Financial Group, and Manager, Infrastructure and Operations for IAG.
Outside of work Dianna is a passionate fitness enthusiast, competing in multi-sport events in New Zealand and internationally.