Former Air NZ CIO Julia Raue joins the board of Jade Software

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Julia Raue has joined the board of Jade Software.

“I have been impressed with Jade’s continuous innovation across many global markets,” says Raue, in a statement. “I look forward to working with the directors and management team to help accelerate innovation and achieve the company’s growth ambitions.”

Raue became a professional director in 2014, and has held technology focused executive roles for some of New Zealand’s leading businesses, most recently with Air New Zealand where she was CIO for eight years.

During that time she and her team implemented a raft of digital, mobile and online strategies that ‘disrupted’ traditional models, which their competitors tried to follow. She is currently an independent director of Z Energy, Southern Cross Health Society, and Television New Zealand.

The Hon Ruth Richardson, Jade’s Chairman, says the appointment of Raue is a coup for the company.

Julia has an impressive track record in leading strategic change and driving innovation in large New Zealand organisations. Her insight, experience, and capability as a leader is undisputed and will be of huge benefit to Jade. I am excited to welcome Julia to the board and look forward to her contribution.”

Retiring from the Jade board is Paddy Boyle, who is chairman of TCS (NZ) Limited, chairman of Electronic Navigation Limited and a member of Fonterra’s Milk Price Panel.

Related: Julia Raue of Air New Zealand talks about 'building the next digital milestone'

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