I am a practising veterinary surgeon and have worked in private practice and as a senior lecturer at UCOL. I currently work as a manager of volunteers for a national charity.
I’ve been engaging with local government for some time, and have made a number of submissions and deputations to council. In particular I led a community campaign to restrict sales of legal highs. Other areas of action have been the Living Wage campaign, opposing the sale of reserves and supporting continued provision of social housing.
I’ve been a member of the Labour Party since 2011, and Chairwoman of the Palmerston North LEC for the last two years. I’m also the Labour organiser for the Central Hub. I am a member of the National Council of Women Manawatu and Chairwoman of the Manawatu Reuniting Refugee Families Trust.
You can be sure of my values in support of social democracy, equity and fairness. With my scientific and academic background I believe I can be a rational, evidence-based decision maker for the city.
I am married with three children and have lived in Palmerston North for fifteen years. Outside of work and politics I enjoy cycling, photography and singing.