Trustee since 2009. (Chair 2013 – May 2015)
I taught Primary School children for 14 years before going back to full time to University to study Business. After graduating I worked for 13 years as a Financial Adviser. I’m semi-retired and enjoy travelling, triathlon and playing the violin as well as doing quite a bit of volunteer work.
I’m married to Graeme and have two adult sons.
JP, MBA, Whakatane
It has been my privilege to serve the wider community as a Trustee, BayTrust since 2014. I currently serve on the Investment, and Audit and Risk Committees.
My professional background has primarily been in the cultural heritage sector, where I have supported the development of, and management of, a number of cultural heritage facilities in New Zealand, and internationally, during the past twenty-five years.
In addition to my professional role, I also serve as a Ministerial Appointee to:
and serve on the Whakatane District Museum & Gallery Board, and am Vice-President Whakatāne District Historical Society.
With interests in the Arts, Culture & Cultural Tourism area – Andrea and I operate Art and Acre in Whakatane - a multi faceted dealer gallery, framer and cultural heritage consultancy.
We have an energetic 5 year old daughter who attends primary school in Whakatane, and in our down time we enjoy exploring and learning more about the social and cultural heritage of the wider Bay of Plenty region.