Lyndy Jackson

Lyndy Jackson

BPW Upper Hutt

BPW Experience:

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)

Career Experience:

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.

Personal Statement:

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.