I see a great future for the region, and for New Zealand, as our neighbours across Asia in particular, continue to build their economic influence and individuals their personal affluence.
top Must Dos
Wind down the pace
Play golf on a farm
Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon
As a career Banker, I have been fortunate to experience, at first hand, what helps make businesses successful, how to assess the strengths of management teams and how to manage risk.
I have worked alongside businesses operating in the UK, Europe and Australasia. I was an advisor to Opportunity Bank (Malawi) and I am a supporter of a number of African Charitable initiatives. I am the Principal at Positive Potential, a Company which specialises in Business Mentoring, Executive Coaching, People Development and Non Executive / Advisory Board skills.
My leisure time comprises tending the garden at our home in Rarangi, occasional golf and beginners motor sport - competing locally in my modified Lada. I have run the Saint Clair Half Marathon on two occasions and I am a Board Member at Marlborough Netball Centre and at Foundation for Youth Development.
Marlborough has a uniqueness that I and my family find captivating. A strong history of innovation, resilience and community spirit typify what is special about Marlborough. Add to that the amazing natural beauty of the region with the opportunity to enjoy wonderful produce, and Marlborough truly delivers something very special.
The visitor economy has a significant impact on how the region prospers and I feel privileged to play a small part in helping grow that part of the economy through both my business activities and my Board Trustee role at Destination Marlborough.