Executive team

Clare Somerville – Managing Director

Clare_Small-2Clare co-founded Knoware in 2004 and is the overall leader of the specialist practices of analytics, information management and SAS, as well as managing the overall company.

In addition to being the inspiration for the teams of consultants, Clare also applies her extensive experience and analytical abilities to consult at the strategic level with some of New Zealand’s largest corporate and government organisations.

Clare’s excellent communication skills, focus and drive, ensures that business information needs are met, and that Knoware’s team delivers great service and “value for money”.

Clare enjoys applying her experience with large quantities of data, working with business users and analysts to ensure the best information solution for organisations.

She has extensive experience covering many aspects of IT, with her special area of interest being good data management practices to meet information delivery needs.

Contact Clare in the office on + 64 (4) 499 9246 or 021 979 799 or email clare.somerville@knoware.co.nz

Clare’s Experience

Clare’s career in IT spans over twenty years, and includes many different roles, including extensive systems analysis and design experience.

She is a Certified Technologist from the Institute of IT Professionals New ZealandCertified Technologist

She has significant data warehousing skills and experience, having worked at the technical level of designing and building warehouses, as well as management and operational levels. She works closely with analysts and the business to ensure maximum delivery of information to meet business needs.

Clare has an international reputation for the expert presentations she delivers at national and international conferences on data warehousing, data management and information delivery.

Much of her work now is at the strategic level, advising organisations on the correct management of their unstructured and structured data, reviewing data warehouses, and building strategies for large organisations.

Colin Harris – Technical Director

Colin Harris 2Colin is a co-founder of Knoware and uses his analytical and technical skills to create innovative, cost-effective and successful solutions to meet an organisation’s information requirements.

His special area of interest is the delivery of the right information to the right people using web technologies.

Colin is a flexible and committed individual who can bring a great deal of IT experience and business acumen to an organisation. He has over twenty years of experience in the IT industry, and over fifteen years of business intelligence experience.

He undertakes a variety of challenging roles in the Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing area.

Colin is a highly qualified and certified SAS practioner.

Contact Colin in the office on +64 (04) 499 9246 or mobile 021 645 105 or email colin.harris@knoware.co.nz

Colin’s Experience

Colin has a track record of creating innovative, cost-effective and successful solutions for organisations that provide positive business benefits. His experience includes systems development, project management, bid management, training and various technical roles covering skills transfer consultancy, installation and configuration of business intelligence environments, programming, teaching courses, sales support work and hot-line customer support. He has experience with most industry sectors, especially banking and insurance, retail, government, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals organisations.

Colin has worked on multiple sites with the latest SAS technologies, designing implementing and configuring SAS servers for business intelligence environments including implementation of the latest versions of SAS solutions.

A key strength is his ability to communicate well across all levels in an organisation, both within a company and externally to customers and partners. Colin has presented over twenty papers at conferences in New Zealand, UK, Europe and the USA. He is a team player, who is dependable, and has a ‘can do’ and ‘make it happen’ attitude to make sure the job gets done.

Cam Chapman – General Manager Client Solutions

Cam works closely with Clare and Colin in the overall management of Knoware, having joined the executive management team at Knoware in 2019. He is responsible for working closely with our range of Government and Corporate clients, and for the continued growth of Knoware as an innovative leader in the SAS consulting, Analytics and IM space in the New Zealand market. 

Cam is driven by delivering a great customer experience and cost-effective business outcomes that are conceived through innovative thinking and delivered through appropriate change and via efficient, right sized, fit for purpose and smart solutions.

Cam’s Experience

Cam is a very experienced information technology professional with over 30 years in IT across many facets of the information technology space from software development, architecture, IT and business consulting, software and consulting sales, leadership and management.

Contact Cam in the office on + 64 (4) 499 9246 or mobile 022 192 5499
or email cam.chapman@knoware.co.nz 

Suzanne Turner – Operations Manager

Suzanne_Small-1Suzanne works closely with Clare Somerville, Colin Harris, the Board and Knoware’s team of consultants to ensure the smooth running of our busy consultancy practice.

Suzanne manages all the operational aspects of the company including HR, financial administration, ISO compliance and contracts.

She also is the first point of contact for the service providers who support Knoware’s business activities.

Suzanne enjoys working with our clients and people, and using her management and organisation skills, eye for detail and her business experience to achieve the right results.

Contact Suzanne in the office on +64 4 499 9246 or mobile +64 21 965 662 or email suzanne.turner@knoware.co.nz

Suzanne’s Experience:

Suzanne’s career includes a lengthy and successful period of office management at a senior level for a large commercial, industrial and retail real estate business, and office management work for a government appointed commission.

John Scutter – Company Director

John Scutter 2John is an independent director of the Board of The Knowledge Warehouse Limited trading as “Knoware”. He has been associated with Knoware for a number of years and has helped oversee the growth in the company.

He is a very experienced chartered accountant holding a M.B.A and B.C.A from Victoria University and specialises in working with small to medium size businesses. He runs his own company Fervor Limited and specialises in strategic business and financial advice.

John can be contacted on mobile 021 898029 or email john@fervor.co.nz

Make an enquiry today: Email info@knoware.co.nz Phone +64 4 499 9246