A little about me
I’ve been a sailor since my teens and cruised the Pacific and New Zeland coast extensively – an expanded port facility for pleasure boats would be wonderful!
Before settling in Whanganui, I had a fantastic career in Auckland and Singapore as a risk and insurance specialist working with some of NZ’s biggest businesses and finally with General Motors Asia Pacific. Working with Chief Financial Officers and presenting to Boards of Directors, leading a team of risk specialists, means I have an excellent understanding of business and the economy.
I’m passionate about Whanganui’s heritage and history and with a degree in Fine Arts bring broad understanding of our community to the job.
My husband is a retired Naval commander and is managing our family farm on the Parapara.
As an active Chamber of Commerce member for over 5 years I’ve been meeting with our businesses and learning their issues – I’ve rarely seen other Mayoral candidates there.
I’m also active in Rotary, the Whanganui Regional Heritage Trust Board and until recently was the owner and publisher of Awa Event Guide Whanganui.
We have two grown sons.