Kari Jones

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Kari Jones is a General Manager of Analytics & Insights at Countdown Supermarkets. Countdown is New Zealand's largest supermarket chain, operating over 180 stores and serving about 3 million customers every week. Their parent company, Woolworths New Zealand, employs more than 18,000 New Zealanders, making it one of the country’s largest private employers.

​Over the past 10 years, Kari has worked with a range of iconic organisations in senior data-focused leadership roles, each time with the objective of increasing the organisation’s digital and analytics maturity. In the past, she has taken up roles with New Zealand Post, Air New Zealand, New Zealand Lacrosse, NZME., PwC New Zealand, and more.

In between her work with Countdown Supermarkets, Kari is also an Advisory Board Member on the Risk & Assurance Committee with Stats NZ. Stats NZ supplies some of New Zealand’s most important statistics, data, and insights to allow decision makers to make informed decisions to improve social, economic and environmental growth for New Zealanders. They are the source of official statistics and the leader of the Official Statistics System and of New Zealand’s public sector data and analytics system.

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