My role focuses on creating opportunities for Te Pou to improve outcomes for its stakeholders through better business processes and more effective collaboration. I am supported by a small team comprising administrators, and programme and quality managers.
I have been a leader in the New Zealand disability sector for more than 18 years and am passionate about service development and improvement.
Recently, I played a major role in the developing individualised funding for disabled people in New Zealand. I also worked as a planner and funder of disability services at the Ministry of Health where I led national service improvement and workforce initiatives.
I am passionate about life-long learning and hold qualifications in physical education and health service management from Otago and Massey Universities. I enjoy working as a change agent within the New Zealand disability sector, and place a high value on partnering with others to achieve sustainable service improvements.