I am a chartered accountant with more than two decades of business experience. I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1983 and have a graduate Diploma in Business Studies in personal financial planning.
I started my career in marketing with NZ Trade and Enterprise as a business development executive working with more than 700 exporters across a range of industrial sectors. After a stint overseas in Singapore, I joined Craigs Investment Partners launching their employee savings START.
Focusing on what mattered most as a new mum I served on the Orakei School Board of Trustees motivating the board to set a goal of “school of first choice” for our local community causing a powerful flow on effect on neighbouring schools. I ran a highly acclaimed Learn to Sail programme at Murrays Bay Sailing Club earning the Vice Commodore’s trophy. With the support of a talented team I project managed the opening ceremony for AON Youth Worlds 2016, a regatta which won the national event excellence award.
I worked for NZ Parliamentary Services as support to the Hon. Maggie Barry before the 2017 election. I then took up a role in client services at Simplicity NZ Ltd helping to double the client base and funds under management in KiwiSaver and investment funds, and served as Secretary to the Simplicity board. Currently, I’m researching new project opportunities.
When I’m not working, I’m off enjoying NZ’s great outdoors with my two teens. My passion is sailing smaller boats. I initiated women’s sailing at Murrays Bay Sailing Club and go to sea with our ever-smiling fleet of “Starling Darlings.” You’re always a winner if you sail a Starling.