Tēnē koe e hoa! (hello, friend!)
I’m privileged to love what I do working at the intersection of the volunteer, disaster resilience and health sectors with incredible people around the world.
My work and outlook on life has been shaped by starting the Student Volunteer Army after the Christchurch earthquakes and subsequently transforming the idea into a charitable foundation that now enables over 32,000 young people to learn about volunteering each year in New Zealand. I’ve worked in several international locations to help develop community mobilisation strategies with local organisations or governments - including Russia, several Pacific Islands, Japan, Nepal and Saudi Arabia.
As a social entrepreneur, I’ve co-foundered, grown and exited a startup in the health system after it was acquired by tech company Mycare.
I am privileged to have been named a Young New Zealander of the Year, Communicator of the Year and have received a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership award.
Current governance positions:
- Trustee, The Prince’s Trust NZ
- Member, Westpac NZ’s Sustainability board
- Chair, Volunteer Army Foundation
Previous governance positions:
- Advisory Trustee, Pacific Development and Conservation Trust
- Founding Trustee, The Ministry of Awesome
- Trustee, Plunket Foundation