I have an Honours Degree in Animal Science and have worked in a range of primary sector management positions over a twenty-year period including Central Government, Local Government, non-profit and commercial organisations.

I am currently a director of NZ Pork and AgriZero. Previously I served on the Board of RuralCo, Ngāi Tahu Farming Ltd, Alpine Energy Ltd, Meat the Need and Bioprotection Aotearoa.

I was awarded a Member of the NZ Order of Merit in 2022 for services to dairy and agriculture. I also received the Women in Governance Award for Inspiring Governance Leader in 2021, and Dairy Woman of the Year in 2017.