Deetken Insight adds new partner Dara Frere

28 April 2022 2 min. read
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Deetken Insight, a Vancouver-based management consulting firm, has hired Dara Frere as a partner based in Victoria.

Frere’s addition will expand the firm’s ability to service public sector clients in the provincial capital.

Frere brings more than 20 years of experience supporting business transformation in the public and private sector, including a decade at BC health authorities and ministries and a decade at IBM. She has a long track record of providing strategic advice to senior leadership, strategic initiatives, alliance management, strategic vendor management, negotiations, and complex transitions.

Frere most recently served as executive program director for the BC government’s digital vaccine program, and before that was executive program lead for a billion-dollar, multi-year IT procurement contract for the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Before that, Frere was executive program director at Northern Health (BC) and a director of client services at Vancouver Island Health Authority. Earlier in her career, she spent 10 years at IBM, latterly serving as a delivery project executive for Health Shared Services BC. She began her career as a business analyst at Telus Enterprise Solutions.

Deetken Insight adds new partner Dara Frere

"We are thrilled to have Dara join our team as Partner. We have worked with Dara for over a decade and, in that time, have seen that her values align closely to ours,” said André Powell, managing partner and co-founder of Deetken Insight. “She brings a strong commitment to client service, deep expertise, and tremendous value to our company and to our clients. Her presence in Victoria will allow us to better serve our government clients in B.C.'s capital.”

Founded in 2006, Deetken provides consulting services in strategy, business transformation and optimization, partnership and deal strategy, technology economics, energy economics, labour and workforce strategy, and data science. The firm works with crown corporations and agencies, BC ministries, and private sector clients.

Deetken has approximately 16 employees, according to LinkedIn, and has completed over 300 engagements in 20+ sectors.

"I have been truly impressed by the caliber of talent and work at Deetken,” Frere said. “Each project I have worked on with Deetken has introduced me to the depth of talent and incredible work ethic amongst the team. Deetken's approach to genuine quality for their clients sets them apart and is a perfect fit for me. I am thrilled to be part of the future of the firm."