I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to join the WGHS Board of Trustees – a responsibility I take seriously. As a parent I believe one of the best gifts we can give our children is a great education and I appreciate the chance to contribute towards that.
I was born and raised in New Zealand and have lived in Kumeu with my partner Grant and my two daughters, Danielle and Georgia for the last 15 years. I have a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) from the University of Waikato, am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
I have extensive commercial experience and am currently employed as Commercial Director/Chief Financial Officer for Antares Restaurant Group Ltd (the master franchisee for Burger King in New Zealand) and have been with the company since 2008. Before joining Antares, I was CFO of Express Couriers Ltd (a JV between NZ Post and DHL), and prior to that had 12 years with McDonald’s Restaurants New Zealand Limited including two years as CFO. I have also held roles with New Image International and Ernst & Young.
I also have some strong governance experience having been an independent director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of AgResearch Ltd (New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute) for the past two years as well as being a member of ESNZ’s Show Hunter Executive and Secretary of Show Hunter Waitemata.