I am a Partner, Strategic Advisor and Executive Leadership Coach with Advisory.Works Christchurch.  

I am an experienced senior management executive with over thirty years leadership experience in the military, public, and private sectors particularly as a Regional Manager, General Manager, Partner and CE, and I have worked throughout Australasia, South East Asia and the Middle East.

As a Strategic Advisor, I have been privileged to work with a breadth of businesses in sectors such as transport & logistics, manufacturing, professional services, health, education, IT & Tech, construction, Police, and Agribusiness, helping both domestic and export businesses to realise their growth opportunities in a scalable way.  This breadth of business network will keep me connected to many businesses within Canterbury, and bring those perspectives to the Board table. 

In my business role, I enjoy keeping myself abreast of the latest thinking and research, and enjoy strategic thinking to challenge the status quo, bring new perspectives and enable strategic insights for the businesses I work with. 

My areas of expertise are strategic thinking and planning; leadership, culture and business transformation; and stakeholder management, and have supported organisations through my expertise in strategy development and execution for over 15 years.   This was recognised by my appointed as a Member of NZ Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2006 New Year Honours.  

Canterbury has been through some challenges in recent times, but we have always risen to meet them head on, prove our resilience and create opportunities.  The business community has been key in this, with the Chamber playing a key leadership role.  There are new challenges and opportunities on the horizon, and I would like to be part of representing the business community to lead in a similar way.