- An experienced lawyer, currently practising as a barrister with previous experience in local government and health.
- Former Christchurch city councillor.
- A commissioner on the EQC Board whose own Christchurch home was demolished after the February 2011 earthquake.
- Formerly chair of the council’s strategy and finance committee, and of the Canterbury District Health Board.
- Made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order (QSO) in the 2004 for services to the community.
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