I was born and educated in New Zealand and have extensive successful experience in education and business. I initially qualified as a teacher and graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. My experience in education spans over twenty five years and includes roles as a classroom teacher, school principal and school inspector.
With the changes in New Zealand education after 1989 I decided to broaden my life experience. I started in sales and marketing roles and later moved into the recruitment industry. I established my own recruitment business and employed staff from offices in New Market and later Mt Eden.
After several years I sold this business as a going concern so that I could focus for a period on some property projects. Having completed this work I decided to return to my first love education, but this time teaching adult students. I became a CELTA qualified English language teacher and now have several years of experience teaching English to international students.