Frances Valintine CNZM is an educator, innovator and technologist. She has spent her career at the forefront of technological change and the future of work. She is a Director of Watercare and Trustee of Dilworth Trust. Frances is the founder of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab. Both institutes are highly awarded postgraduate facilities committed to the development of contemporary capability and knowledge for professionals and the development of human insight.
Frances received her Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2018 New Years Honours List. In 2017 Frances became a member of the New Zealand Hi Tech Hall of Fame and in 2016 a Sir Peter Blake Leader. In 2015 Frances received the Women of Influence Award for her contribution to education and the Woman of the Year award for education awarded by Next Magazine.