Senior Strategic Planner, Recreation and Facilities
I have over 13 years of experience across the Sport, Active Recreation and Play sector and as well as Local Government.
I have been part of and led some of the largest changes to Local Government, Sport and Recreation and Leisure areas over the last decade, including the Supercity amalgamation, the implementation for free swimming for 16 and under in Auckland, the creation of a $120m investment fund to support growth in the Auckland sport and recreation sector, and the introduction and development of Healthy Families initiative in South Auckland.
I use my insight to drive action and the need for our sector to continue to evolve and grow, to allow us to meet current and future needs in an ever-changing environment.
My last role as Head of Active Recreation at Auckland Council gave me a unique insight into the challenges facing the sector and allowed me to be involved in strategic direction setting and decision making for both Auckland and the Sport and Recreation sector nationally. This resulted in developing strong connections and relationships with local government, central government and the wider sport and recreation sector. This has provided me with leadership opportunities and additional responsibilities for a wide and diverse range of activities, from the procurement of facility management contracts, to commercial partnership, to facility development, to developing strategies and service models, to Union negotiations, to programme development at a size and scale that only exists in Auckland.
I am a recipient of the Paul Stuart Memorial Award for excellence and outstanding personal contribution to the wider facility management industry and was also recently invited to be part of Sport NZ’s Executive Leaders Programme.
Bachelor of Physical Education
Bachelor of Commerce