Our team. 

Meet our multi-disciplined team.


Todd Nicholson

Director | Principal Data Scientist




Todd brings over 15 years of experience delivering transparent, simple solutions to complex business problems. He is an expert in data mining using SAS, and specialises in segmentation and predictive models that inform business decisions about individual people. Todd holds a PhD (Statistics) and Bachelor of Science with honours (Mathematics).





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Kylie Reiri

Chief Executive Officer



Kylie brings 10 years’ experience working as a statistician in the public and private sectors. She manages our team and works hands on with our technical work. Kylie is also an accomplished public speaker and holds a Master of Science (Applied Statistics) and a Bachelor of Science (Applied Statistics and Marine Biology).





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Ben Ritchie

People Experience Lead | Senior Data Scientist



Ben has over 15 years’ experience in a range of analytical roles in the public and private sectors.  He is experienced in articulating qualitative and quantitative analysis for a range of audiences, from Ministers and executives to technical and operational experts. Ben has Bachelor’s degrees in Information Systems and Psychology, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Policy.


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Sara Palmer

Business Engagement Manager



Sara has over 9 years’ experience working in the IT sector in a range of roles from Business Management, Operations, Account Management and Sales. Her experience has been developed working with both the public and private sector. She brings with her a passion for building relationships, and supporting clients' strategic vision with the effective use of data and analytics, for business success. Sara has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Marketing, HRIR, and Commercial Law.

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Ernestynne Walsh

Senior Data Scientist



Ernestynne brings experience working as a data scientist in the public and private sectors. Ernestynne is passionate about creating transparent analytics that make a real and measurable difference. Ernestynne holds a Master of Science (Statistics and Operations Research) and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Management, Human Resources + Industrial Relations).







Conrad MacCormick

Senior Data Scientist




Conrad is a highly motivated data scientist with more than eight years’ experience in New Zealand's public sector. He is passionate about exploring, analysing and solving problems with data of all kinds. Conrad holds a Bachelor of Science (Geography).




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John Park

Data Scientist



John is a data scientist with a strong background and keen interest in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Optimisation. John holds a Bachelor of Science with honours (Computer Science) and has recently completed his PhD in Computer Science.





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Pip Bennett

Data Scientist



Pip is a motivated data scientist who has a genuine interest and passion for the industry and is constantly seeking opportunities to learn and grow. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Statistics) and a Master of Analytics (Marketing).




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Kiya Basabas

Insight Presentation Analyst




Kiya is a budding data scientist who is passionate about providing creative solutions to complicated problems. She is currently in her third year of a Bachelor's Degree in Data Science and Information Systems.





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Tristan Meyers




Tristan has a strong background in researching and interpreting statistics from climate and weather data. Tristan holds a Bachelor of Science (Physical Oceanography) and is currently completing his Graduate Diploma in Mathematics.





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Faye Nielsen




Faye loves to work at the intersection of people and technology. She helps maintain our front-line tools and provide user support whilst studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Psychology at Victoria University.





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Interested in joining us?


We're always looking to hire and grow great people.


We're a small team and take on meaningful projects. Our team loves a challenge, and we back them up with the right support.


Email hello@nicholsonconsulting.co.nz







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