I am a proud parent to three sons, two of whom attend Cambridge Primary School. I have enjoyed watching children flourish at CPS with the support and expertise of the CPS teachers and staff, and the broad range of learning opportunities available. I appreciate being able to contribute as a Parent Representative to the Board of Trustees.
By profession, I am a lawyer, specialising in employment law. My work covers legal advice, contract interpretation and drafting, policy work, as well as dispute resolution for clients through negotiation, mediation and court. I enjoy working collaboratively with people and their businesses and assisting those I work with get the best outcomes in both times of crisis/stress and success.
I have a real interest and expertise in working in the health (in particular mental health), sport and recreation, and education sectors. In a voluntary capacity, I am a Trustee of Child Matters, New Zealand’s leading charitable trust dedicated to the prevention of child abuse through education of whanau, community and workforce.
Cambridge and the Waipa region are a fantastic place to live, work and play. We have a vibrant community and the School is an integral part of it. I consider it a privilege to apply my skills and experience in governance, leadership and management to contribute to the positive, high-quality learning environment for staff, students and our School community.