Joined the board: May 2020
Role: IT & Systems Director
Length of time with the network: New member 2020
Diane is a leader in data science (machine learning and artificial intelligence), advanced analytics and engineering solutions. Her career has focused on applied math and information technology (IT) across industry and academia. At present, she is the Senior Manager in Data Science at Bain & Company and leads the Advanced Analytics Delivery Group in London.
At Bain, she advises on data and analytic strategies, analytic use case process to learn, build and scale solutions, and leads engineering development of advanced analytics solutions with tangible results. She ensures the right problems are solved and solutions are adopted. Diane regularly presents on advanced analytics topics.
Prior to joining Bain, Diane had an intervening period in academia at University College of London (UCL) in applying novel techniques in data science and statistics to medical research, which included investigating patterns in DNA. She has co-authored some 28 papers published in academic journals, such as Lancet and Nature Genetics.
The first part of her career was 9+ years IT industry and where she gained extensive software engineering and database development experience. She has worked for JP Morgan Chase and HSBC as well as commodity derivatives trading house.
Diane’s personal mission is to motivate, inspire and keep women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers. She believes this can be done through collaborating broadly, experience sharing and learning from all.
Diane has a PhD in Statistics and MSc in Statistical Science from UCL, London and Bachelor of Technology in Information Engineering from Massey University, New Zealand. She grew up in Tawa (on the flat), Wellington, New Zealand.