Professional Qualifications
Bachelor of Veterinary Science; Bachelor of Science; Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Science, with distinction;
Certificate in Sustainable Nutrient Management in New Zealand Agriculture;
National Certificate in Wool Harvesting.

Candidate Statement
Our apiculture industry has shown admirable leadership in AFB control, but cannot rest on its laurels. Apiculture risks becoming a victim of its own success with the current wave of new beekeepers. The ‘non-commercial’ sector comprises the majority of beekeepers, and thus has the most exposure to any increase in disease. I have the scientific and disease control experience to contribute to Apiculture NZ in taking a lead in biosecurity and disease prevention. It is essential that Apiculture NZ is a success and grows its membership base to include the majority of beekeepers. With my considerable business and governance experience, I can provide sound and considered leadership. I offer a unique skill set, strong work ethic, and I am keen to make a significant contribution to the future of Apiculture NZ.

Previous Relevant Experience
Experienced Farm Business Consultant, Director of Northland Pure Honey, Vice President of Whangarei Bee Club, Shareholder and Director of a family farming business. Currently completing the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme from Lincoln University, which equips future leaders with the skills and knowledge to take on significant board and governance roles.

Declaration of Interests
Director of Northland Pure Honey Ltd
Vice President of Whangarei Bee Club Inc.