Kia Ora / Namaste
I am a parent of two children, one is currently at GSNS in year 4. My daughter was a student of
GSNS for 6 years. I feel strongly about supporting my own children’s education, and our wider
community of student learners and so I am eager to be involved with the school on the Board of
Trustees. I bring knowledge and skills in Financial Management and governance to the board.
I also bring a positive, friendly, supportive and can-do attitude, with extensive experience in
relationship building, business and finance management and strategic thinking.
I have been part of the GSNS community for the past 8 years and have been involved in helping
with the management of finances on the school fair days and have actively participated in the
PTA meetings and helped school children in learning and sports-related activities. In each engagement
with the school, I have enjoyed working with the school staff and parent community. I know how
motivated and focused they are on improving the educational and cultural outcomes helping to
better the school for the students.
I have strong interpersonal skills and can build good working relationships quickly. I am a creative
thinker and tend to bring new ideas and ways of looking at things. I hold MBA in Finance with 20 years
of work experience in a variety of businesses. I strongly believe that it is the responsibility of the
school board to engage stakeholders from society to participate in the development and delivery
of quality educational services for the betterment of future generations.
My current role as a Finance Associate in multiple departments at the University of Otago enables me
to work in a cross-functional multicultural environment, a skill essential to being a valuable
member of the school board.
I am looking forward to being able to help the school and its students to achieve their goals over
the coming years.