I grew up in West Auckland with three sisters, became Head Girl of Massey High and volunteered for Women’s Refuge. Starting with poultry farming from age seven, I have held roles in a range of industries, including horticulture, mining, management and board positions. I have owned small businesses and have spent more than two decades working in science and innovation, with an emphasis on the primary sector. Additionally, I hold a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Equally comfortable operating heavy machinery or in a boardroom, I unwind on multi-day tramps with my husband and children.

New Zealand needs people with real and relevant experience, who are motivated to do what’s best for all New Zealanders.  ACT is built on sound principles and is the only party with the backbone needed to get this country firing again and I have the reputation, skills and drive to help with this mission. New Zealand has an amazing future if we choose it.  That’s why I’m putting my hand up, because I love this country, but it’s time to roll our sleeves up and get busy.