"I have spent my career working to improve the lives of children and young people, working as a teacher, an aid worker, an advocate and overseer of programmes supporting some of the most vulnerable young people in the world – including here in Aotearoa. I firmly believe that every person is born with the ability and right to thrive, but too many are dealt a rotten hand as a starting point, and need a bit of help in order to live a life of dignity and promise."
I have recently returned to ChildFund after the birth of my second child, but previously worked for ChildFund for 10 years! So I’m both new and old! I’m the Senior Technical Advisor for Youth, and focus most of my work in the Solomon Islands and PNG. Having worked in many parts of the world with many people, I have experienced the reality for too many people living in circumstances of injustice, indignity and inequality. I bring skills of a teacher, a mother, a youth specialist, an advocate for young people and a manager of many large programmes across the world. We are a team of passionate individuals who all strive to do the very best work for the children, young people and communities we serve. It brings me immense satisfaction and a sense of privilege to do this work.
Away from work I enjoy biking (my bike to work is the highlight of my morning), running, reading, learning, hanging out with my darling kids, travel and talking!