I was born and raised in Southland, spending my early years in Winton before moving to the amazing town that is Invercargill 35 years ago.
I have been part of the Southland business community for 22 years, with the past 16 as a business owner. Being involved in the sales sector has given me great opportunities to meet business people from different sectors throughout the province and help me understand why Southland is an amazing place to work, live and raise a family. I am lucky to be married to Jo, who also has her own business and we are both passionate about the future of Invercargill for our children and grandchildren.
Running my own business has given me a fantastic skill set that is a benefit to any organisation. I’ve been involved with many governance groups, including school boards and Cycling Southland, holding both member and chairperson positions. I’ve also been heavily involved with numerous community fundraising events, particularly the Westpac Chopper Appeal.