After a career in the Police and in business as well as various roles within Blue Light it is an honour to be the CEO of an amazing organisation with incredible people who everyday continues to make a difference in the young people’s lives we work with. Love my job, playing sport, travelling and spending time with the family.
Prior to joining Blue Light as the Operations Manager in 2015 I have spent the past 25 years in Education, the last ten of which I was the foundation Principal of Albany Junior High School. This was a brand new school and the first purpose built junior High School in New Zealand. Prior to this I was the Deputy Principal of Long Bay College. I have taught Sciences, Mathematics and computing, and have an ongoing passion for working with young people. I love the outdoors and all adventure based activities.
Prior to working for Blue Light I spent 21 years in the NZ Police, based in both Whanganui and Hawkes Bay. For the last 11 years in the Police I was attached to the youth aid section dealing with young people and their families. I became a member of the local Blue Light branch in 1992 when I joined the Police and have been involved since then including 11 years on the Blue Light National Executive.
Prior to joining Blue Light as a Youth Mentor, I was a contractor and working for myself in the Events Industry. I was the Events Manager for the Magic Netball Franchise, EBOS Sport, and numerous events at the ASB Arena – Baypark. I am also mum to 5 awesome kids who keep me very busy. Sport is a huge part of my life where I coach and play Rugby and Netball. I have a huge passion for young people and seeing them succeed and grow into well rounded adults.