Candace Kinser is a corporate advisor and board director. She is the former chief executive of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association and was named a 'Top 10 Female CEO' in New Zealand in 2010. She was chief executive of the successful science software start-up Biomatters, which won New Zealand Hi Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2012 and a United Nations award for contributions to science. She currently sits on the boards of Livestock Improvement Corporation, EROAD, Talent International, Cloud Security Alliance, Well Foundation and Waikato University's Cyber Security Lab. She is a former member of the Massey Business School Advisory Board. Candace is also the New Zealand Advisor for Palantir and founder of the national group of NZTech Women.