New Director Elected to AFL New Zealand Board

Kari Jones has been elected to the AFL New Zealand Board.


Auckland based, Kari Jones is currently the General Manager of Data & Analytics at NZ Post after recently transitioning from her role as Senior Manager of Data Science with Air New Zealand.

Over the past 10 years Ms Jones has worked with a range of organisations, increasing both digital and analytics maturity and executing strategies that improve customer-centricity, operational effectiveness and achieve significant business results.

Positions with NZME and PWC has assisted Ms Jones in improving the performance of New Zealand organisations through the increased application of emerging technology, data science and artificial intelligence.

Whilst her professional focus to date has primarily been on executive roles, her experience as a Keynote Speaker and current governance roles with Youthline and Parafed provide a welcomed area of expertise to the AFL New Zealand Board.

On the sporting field, Kari has led World Cup campaigns as Head Coach of New Zealand Lacrosse from 2014 to 2017, increasing New Zealand’s world ranking increased from 12th to 8th during that time. As a player she achieved a European Gold Medal with Wales in Lacrosse as well as placing 6th at the world level.