BPW Upper Hutt
Member Upper Hutt BPW since 2004
2005 – 2006 Secretary
2005 Club Delegate to National Conference
2006 Club Delegate to National Conference
2007 Club Delegate to National Conference
2009 – 2010 President
2009 Club Delegate to National Conference
2010 Club Delegation Leader to National Conference
2010 National Delegate to Australian National Conference in Perth
2010/2011 Club Representative at Hutt Valley NCW Branch
2010 National Programme Convenor
2010 Fellow of BPW (KTA Gold Key Award)
1974 – 1997 Owned and operated own supermarket business
Management Committee National Assn. Retail Grocers & Supermarkets NZ (NARGON)
1985 – 1997 Wellington Branch
1996 President NARGON – Wellington Branch
1997 – 2000 Purchasing and costing for Foodstuffs Wn Co-Op Ltd
2000 – 2003 Purchasing supplies for NZ Police.
2003 – 2005 Business mentor franchisee
2005 – 2006 Sales Rep supermarket industry
2006 – 2007 Supermarket manager
For the past four years I have worked at NZ Diving and Salvage as office manager handling all aspects of administration from purchasing to processing wages, controlling cash flow, travel and accommodation for the dive teams nationally and internationally, payables and receivables, health and safety. Whatever needs to be done.
Other Volunteer Experience:
Secretary and President Trentham Kindergarten, Secretary and Treasurer Brentwood School Management, Manager of Junior Team, Upper Hutt Squash Club. Fundraising Committee Our Lady of Grace Church.
I am married and have raised a daughter and two sons while working full time and also have a wonderful step-daughter. My daughter is completing her nursing degree this year now her daughters are (almost) independent of her, my two sons have developed successful businesses and my stepdaughter has a successful career in secondary teaching. I also have two granddaughters, two grandsons, and a step grandson, aged between 19 years and ten months, and a supporting and loving extended family. Truly blessed.
I have enjoyed my initiation into the National Executive circle and have had huge personal learning over the last year. I am impressed with the enthusiasm of some clubs to embrace the KTA programme and see this as an inroad into establishing a formal mentoring programme.
I believe in doing what I say I will do, and expect others to do the same, keeping in mind that flexibility is important as we are all volunteers and have lives outside BPW. I also believe that effective and respectful communication between clubs around the country is key to BPW NZ’s success and had hoped to establish a means to do this through the role of Programme Convenor. Some progress has been made and if elected as your Vice President this year I will endeavour to make further improvements.