CEO of Orchestras Central, and contractor to Work and Income NZ, I have also been CEO of the Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce.
I have a background in Banking and business development but a passion for the for purpose sector.
I also facilitate strategy workshops for the For Purpose Sector as I understand the unique challenges and opportunities that these organisations face, often with limited resources - whether, funds, people and time, and love helping others create meaningful, achievable goals that can form legacies for good!
I was in the first cohort for CELF and found the experience not just the usual ‘challenging and rewarding’ but also an absolute treasure trove of learning (which I use every day in my new role) and made some amazing connections too. I'm now on the CELF Board of Trustees.
I have a long involvement with managing startup businesses, running the Be Your Own Boss programme and for the past 13 years contracting central government to evaluate business plans for new start-ups, but I’m particularly passionate about making social enterprises stronger and more resilient, especially in the business environment, and helping people with great little ideas get started on the road of entrepreneurship.
I chair Pirongia Tourism, who were finalists in the Waipa Business Excellence awards social enterprise category 2014. In my spare time I enjoy blogging, spending time with friends and family , and discovering great food and coffee around NZ
I describe myself as a 'connector of people' and believe I bring passion, integrity and energy to the organisations I work with. Find out more on LinkedIn