A strong believer that business is the life blood of New Zealand’s economy and communities.
Where do you live and what do you love about your community?
I live in the Silverdale/Orewa area of Auckland (Hibiscus Coast). We moved here from West Auckland in 2008, and this area is changing and growing so rapidly. It’s incredible to see, and to be a part of.
The Hibiscus Coast is FABULOUS: it is a great tight-knit community, and the beaches are awesome.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am trying to get motivated to get back into regular running, after an injury from completing a marathon when I was completely under-prepared for it.
I am an Ordained Minister in the Anglican Church, and on the Board of Trustees of the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa, so I am involved in all sorts of ways in the local community.
I am married with two teenage daughters who are busy with dance and sporting commitments too. So in my limited personal spare time, I like to read ... and actually I read a LOT.
Why did you join RightWay?
I am very interested in Social Enterprise - anyone using their business vehicle as a way to achieve social good is awesome – and RightWay gives me the ability to help businesses to achieve their goals, including their social impact goals.
What is the best example of Kiwi ingenuity you have witnessed?
We led the world in giving women the right to vote! John Britten’s motorbike, Thomas Edmond’s ‘sure to rise’ baking powder, and Xero spring to mind as great examples of Kiwi ingenuity.