Katherine Corich, MA (Hons.), CPL, Dip. IoD

Katherine Corich, MA (Hons.), CPL, Dip. IoD

Director and Founder of the Sysdoc Group; Associate Fellow - Saïd Buiness School, University of Oxford

Katherine Corich is founder and Chair of Sysdoc Group, an Associate Fellow of Oxford University, Saïd Business School and an investor in Disruptive Technology businesses.  

Katherine was named UK New Zealander of the Year 2015, is a World Class New Zealander and in 2016 was inducted as a ‘Flying Kiwi’ into the NZ Hi-Tech Hall of Fame, ‘in recognition of outstanding professional achievements and service to the tech industry through innovation, promotion and mentoring of next generation entrepreneurs. Katherine joins the 16 outstanding New Zealanders who have received this extraordinary recognition previously’. She has twice been awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Finance, Services & Arts 2003 & Master Entrepreneur, 2010. 
Katherine invests in high tech start-ups and is currently launching a software as a service cloud based company as an accelerator for business transformation programmes.   

Katherine has an MA (Hons.) in Socio-Linguistics from the University of Canterbury, and qualified as a Commercial Pilot / Flight Instructor. She also holds a Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction.

As mother of four children, Katherine is acutely aware of the needs and challenges of raising healthy, happy children in a secure environment, while working in a fiercely competitive business world. 

Governance Roles
Katherine is Chair of Happy Child International Foundation, which ran a high impact Child Protection campaign - #It’s a Penalty - for the 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics. She is a Trustee of Pure Advantage New Zealand, is on the board of Women in Leadership Europe and the international advisory boards of the University of Canterbury, Aviva Families and CEISMIC – the Christchurch Earthquake Stories Big Data Project.  

Public Speaking
An expert in entrepreneurial leadership, digital disruption, social sector innovation, transforming business, cultural change, process engineering and simulation/gamification, Katherine is a regular public speaker. At the 2017 European Business Awards, she gave a keynote on Digital Disruption.

About Sysdoc
Sysdoc is a global Business Transformation consultancy which regularly wins awards for best practice in consulting, process simplification, organisation design, change management and innovation; winning an BITC Opportunity Now – Agile Organisation award, named in the MCA awards in top 4 most innovative consulting companies, winner of multiple LearnX awards, including Best Use of Technology in Learning and GIGA gold award for best practice in Knowledge Management.  

Sysdoc has been a key partner on many transformation programmes including projects for IBM, Telecom, Vodafone, National Australia Bank, Fonterra Dairy Group, Chevron, Shell, Network Rail, Meridian Energy, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Carbon Trust and public sector organisations in NZ, UK and Australia.

Corich's address will be the highlight after lunch on Friday, 10 November.

Dame Deirdre Hutton, DBE

Dame Deirdre Hutton, DBE

Chair - CAA

Dame Deirdre Hutton, DBE became Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority on 1 August 2009 having previously been Chair of the Food Standards Agency until July 2009.  She has served on a number of public bodies and has considerable experience of corporate governance, risk-based regulation and consumer policy.  She sits as a Non-Executive on the board of Thames Water Utilities Ltd, is Pro-Chancellor of Cranfield University and is Honorary Vice President of the Trading Standards Institute.   

She served on the Board of HM Treasury from 2008-2013, was the Vice-Chair of the European Food Safety Authority Management Board until 2008 and was Deputy Chair of the Financial Services Authority until December 2007.  For five years, until 2005, she was Chair of the National Consumer Council, having formerly chaired the Scottish Consumer Council. Prior to her appointment at the Food Standards Agency, she was a member of the Better Regulation Task Force. She has held a number of positions on bodies dealing with food issues, including Chair of the Foresight Panel on the Food Chain and Crops for Industry, Chair of the Food Chain Centre, and membership of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food (the Curry Commission). In April 2010 she was awarded a Fellowship of City and Guilds. 

Hutton's address will be the highlight of the Gala Dinner on Thursday, 9 November.

Jana Rosenmann

Jana Rosenmann

SVP Head of Unmanned Aerial Systems - Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Jana Rosenmann was named Head of the Unmanned Aerial Systems programme line in March 2017. In this position she is responsible for all civil and military UAS programmes within Airbus and is a member of the Airbus Defence and Space Executive Committee. Since October 2015 she already headed all defence related UAS programmes within the Airbus Defence and Space division. Previously, she was the Head of Strategy & Marketing at Airbus Defence and Space, responsible for managing the strategy and portfolio of the division.

Jana Rosenmann began her career in South Africa managing the export team for an engineering company specializing in hydraulic starter motors for the mining industry. She joined Airbus in 2000 as Chief of Staff of the CEO of the defence division. Following that, she was a member of the Airbus North America team, responsible for delivering a Group wide North America strategy.

Between 2004 and 2012, she held various executive business development and marketing positions in the Airbus defence division managing activities in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. During this period, she also led multiple organizational restructuring projects and was a member of the Airbus Group Strategy Task Force that formulated a new strategy for the Group in 2012.

Born in South Africa, she graduated with a bachelor degree in Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand in 1994, followed through with her Master's degree in International Relations and European Studies at the University of Kent in 1998. She is an avid reader of military history and enjoys spending time in the African bushveld.

Rosenmann's address will be the highlight after lunch on Thursday, 9 November.

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