Frances is an educator, innovator and technologist. She has spent her career at the forefront of technological change and the future of work. She 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.
Frances is the Futures Advisor to BNZ and the Chair of the BNZ Open Ventures. She is a Director for Callaghan Innovation and she sits on the Board of Trustees for Dilworth.