I have a passion for life, living, hospitality and networking. Following a career in banking and accounting in Auckland, London and Hamilton, I then had a catering business for 7 years. Since then, the past thirteen years have seen me grow my Insurance Practice into a specialised business, advising business owners in the Shareholder/Buy Sell & key person areas. I advise clients how their business insurances dovetail into their personal insurances. I work closely with existing and start ip companies in conjunction with their Accountants & Trust Lawyers and have a large mix of commercial and dairy farming clients and was a sponsor the Dairy Womens Network for 9 years.
My areas of professional development include; strategic planning; Institute of Directors courses; business management & governing trusts.
My partner Hugh and I also run “Ravenswood Manor” Karapiro, a boutique B&B, and attract the corporate, sporting and wedding market.
My community positions have included; Chair Tamahere School PTA, Parish Nominator & Peoples Warden St Stephens Church Tamahere, Netball Coach 10 years; annual supporter & current board trustee Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust; trustee of the Proprietors Board at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls for 9 years. I am a current executive member of the NZ branch of the Global $Million Round Table.
My personal interests include my cool kids; cooking; wine; tennis; gym; walking; kayaking;
WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER?
Success for the CCoC for me is seeing businesses thrive through the programmes and initiatives Chamber have in place and our collaboration with Waipa Council & Community Board. CCoC is always striving to review, develop and commit itself to growth and change of the modern milleniall world
THE SKILLS & QUALITIES I WILL BRING TO ACHIEVE THAT SUCCESS
My skill set from years of governance, strategic thinking and planning. My capability of listening, learning, working collaboratively, and my passion for the success of our businesses and people in our community