I’ve lived and worked in Auckland my entire life. I’ve lived across Auckland and now call Botany my home where I live with my partner who grew up here.
For over a decade I’ve worked as a problem solver, helping large organisations improve their delivery to customers, staff and shareholders. Continuous improvement is the art/science of helping fix issues using structured problem solving. It's about quickly understanding the issue from all sides, exploring the options and then working with people to quickly and correctly implement change. It's varied, challenging and ultimately rewarding, making things better in practical and meaningful ways. I’ve managed staff, led teams and delivered transformational change.
I’ve volunteered for numerous community organisations across the city helping to fundraise, raise awareness and directly help those in need. I’ve provided my expertise in governance and organisation.
My passion to see our country improve led me to into parliamentary politics, standing as a candidate four times, serving on a party board and culminating in leading UnitedFuture into the 2017 general election. With the closure of the party, I’ve returned to focus on my passion of local challenges and solutions.
I stood for the Howick ward during the 2018 by-election to replace the late Dick Quax.